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Lecture / Presentation

Sunday, October 25, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Museum of Fright’s special speakers include University of Washington professor, Dr. Robert Winglee, and Rob Hoyt of Tethers, Unlimited. The two NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellows will share how they make science fiction into reality. *Special museum members only meet and greet with the scientists 3:30pm-5:00pm

Saturday, October 17, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

UW Dept. of Astronomy Assistant Professor Matt McQuinn takes a close look at how our universe was formed and how small fluctuations on the cosmic microwave background grow into galaxies with stars and planets.

Glenna Burmer, composer of "The Big Bang," discusses her musical and visual interpretation of the 13.8-billion-year history of our universe, exploring the process that composers and filmmakers use to bridge science and art.

Free with museum admission.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with vivid presentations by those who now fly and photograph the famous British war birds. Renowned aviation photographer John Dibbs will accompany pilots John Romain and Andy Wyatt for this two-day symposium. Romain is one of the highest-time Spitfire pilots in the world, and he is the chief executive for the Duxford, England-based Historic Flying Limited. Wyatt was the last commanding officer of the famous 92 Squadron, and he was a member of the Red Arrows aerobatic flight team.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Museum celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with vivid presentations by those who now fly and photograph the famous British war birds. Renowned aviation photographer John Dibbs will accompany pilots John Romain and Andy Wyatt for this two-day symposium. Romain is one of the highest-time Spitfire pilots in the world, and he is the chief executive for the Duxford, England-based Historic Flying Limited. Wyatt was the last commanding officer of the famous 92 Squadron, and he was a member of the Red Arrows aerobatic flight team.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The secret is out! This Sept. 19 lecture and presentation by Dr. James Outzen will share some of the U.S. Government’s recently declassified info from spy satellites. Outzen is the Chief of Historical Documentation and Research for the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance. The Center is part of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Outzen will offer an unprecedented look behind the scenes of some of the NRO’s most important projects.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Museum Docent Bill McCutcheon talks the Waco Aircraft Company (WACO), one of the greatest producers of planes during the “golden age of aviation.” From the 1920s through the 1940s the sturdy, attractive WACOs earned a special place for aviators of all stripes. Vintage WACO biplanes are still carrying passengers. Visitors to the Museum can even experience a ride in one at Olde Thyme Aviation, based right next to The Museum of Flight.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:45am

Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. 7th Fleet. At one point he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:45am

Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in the Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and later assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. 7th Fleet. At one point he commanded an F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron, responsible for nearly 300 people and 14 aircraft worth about $700 million.

A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird | USAF / Brian Shul
Sunday, August 2, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, Sled Driver, which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird | USAF / Brian Shul
Saturday, August 1, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

The presentation is based upon his book, Sled Driver, which features Shul's dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest, highest-flying jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Shul's program includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and star gazing at 80,000 feet.

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