Nebula Awards Weekend Tours
Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Bob Craddock has been a Smithsonian geologist for 23 years and has written about the evidence for rainfall on early Mars, the origin of Phobos and Deimos, and the Apollo program. Join him on a guided tour of the space collection and other significant artifacts on display at the National Air and Space Museum. You’ll discover how Charles Lindbergh still lives on through the Spirit of St. Louis, the hidden stories that can be seen on the Apollo 11 command module and Friendship 7, and why some spacesuits and rockets look they way that they do.
National Gallery of Art
Library of Congress
Visit to the historic Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, focusing on the history of the Library and architecture of this 1897 structure. Afterwards, there will be a session at the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library, where many of the science fiction materials from those collections will be displayed. The tour will be 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing