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  1. Monthly Bike Cruise

    March 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sandy Bottom Nature Park

    Join us for a special Sunday Cruise that includes a picnic. This month we will begin at Sandy Bottom Nature Park and ride through the Northampton area. (We will not be riding on the park trails.) The riding route does require crossing a pedestrian overpass bridge, and dependent upon group size, we may dismount from our bicycles. For any runners and walkers looking to join in the fun, we also have someone leading a 2-mile jog/run. As with the bike cruise, this will be friendly to beginners. (This jog/run will be through the park trails.) When we return, join us for a (bring your own) picnic at the Lakeside Shelter. If you have other friends or family that want to join for just the picnic, they are welcome. The more, the merrier!

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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. Artists Who Teach Juried Exhibition 2018

    March 17, 2018 - April 29, 2018 @ Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

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  3. Barbara Stephenson: Wrapped, Stacked and Rooted

    March 17, 2018 - April 29, 2018 @ The Charles H. Taylor Center

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  4. ‘NASA: Hampton Takes Flight’ exhibit

    March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    The story of Hampton’s leading role in aeronautics and space exploration is presented in the exhibit “NASA: Hampton Takes Flight.” In this update to the museum’s Hampton History Galleries, visitors can experience 100 years of NASA history from its early days as NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) to the Space Race. The exhibit celebrates the NACA and NASA’s singular history and immeasurable contribution to the Hampton community. This installation features artifacts and images recently acquired from NASA Langley Research Center. This will be the first step in refreshing the museum’s 20th Century Galleries, and accompanies “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA’s Human Computers,” that opened in January 2017.

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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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