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  1. Virginia RV Show

    March 11, 2018, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    The Virginia RV Show is back for with great deals on motor homes, travel trailers, and fifth wheels. Stock up on all the essentials and gather great ideas for your next RV vacation. Hampton Roads Convention Center. The cost is $10 at the door (cash only); 16 and under free. Hours are Friday noon-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  2. Young Artist Competition Showcase Performance

    March 11, 2018, 2:30 PM @ The American Theatre

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Exhibits

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017 - June 1, 2018 @ Hampton History Museum > Hampton History Museum - Changing Gallery

    The exhibit “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers,” explores the local history and personalities of the hit film “Hidden Figures.” The exhibit opened to the public in the 20th Century Galleries at the Hampton History Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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  2. Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2018

    January 27, 2018 - March 11, 2018 @ Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

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Hampton History Museum

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger. By 1942, the human computers had become essential to operations. A memo that April stated: "The engineers admit themselves that the girl computers do the work more rapidly and accurately than they could." In the 1940’s Langley also began recruiting African-American women as human computers, but due to segregation laws these "West Area Computers" were kept separate from their white counterparts. This changed in the 1950s as NACA (later NASA) integrated and the “human computers” extended into the broader scientific community at NASA. By the 1960s they numbered in the hundreds. This exhibit features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Hampton native-Mary Jackson.

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Virginia Air & Space Center - IMAX

  1. Be the Astronaut

    August 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - May 31, 2018 @ Virginia Air & Space Center - Changing Gallery

    Be the Astronaut is a world-class exhibit experience that teaches STEM based content via a fusion of physical exhibitry and state-of-the-art video game technology. Scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility, you will experience the concepts, challenges, and excitement of spaceflight through the use of touch-screen stations, artifacts, and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. You’ll also have your own crew of virtual content experts throughout every stage of the exhibit. These digital characters will help teach what’s needed to fly a spaceship, pilot a lander, and drive a surface rover — then will be there as you climb in the simulators to actually perform these feats, in a thrilling narrative adventure that spans the solar system. Do you have what it takes to Be the Astronaut?

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