Events: Book Signings and Exploring the Planet Mercury

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Monday, August 30: Sadly, no special events are slated for today. However, visit this site for a full listing of regularly-scheduled goings-on around the Smithsonian and I am sure something is bound to strike your fancy.

Tuesday, August 31: Book Signing: George Norfleet’s Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

Washington, DC resident and author George Norfleet will be available to sign his book Pilot’s Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, which details the life of Tuskegee airman Curtis Christopher Robinson. Copies of the book will be available in the museum store. Air and Space Museum, 12:00-4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 1: Ask an Expert: MESSENGER: On Its Way To Orbit Mercury

In this lunchtime mini-lecture, Dr. Thomas R. Watters of the museum's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies will introduce you to MESSENGER, the first NASA spacecraft designed to provide insight into the atmosphere and evolution of the planet Mercury. Free. Air and Space Museum, 12:00-12:15 PM.

Thursday, September 2: Book Signings: Wolfgang Samuel's Glory Days and American Raiders

Retired Air Force colonel and author Wolfgang Samuel will be available to sign copies of his books Glory Days, the story of the select crew of men who flew the B-66 Destroyer plane during the Vietnam War, and American Raiders. which recounts how a team of men worked to keep Hitler's technological secrets out of the hands of the Soviets. Copies of both books will be available in the museum store. Air and Space Museum, 1:30-5:00 PM.

Friday, September 3: Book Signing: Richard Toliver's An Uncaged Eagle

Retired Air Force colonel and author Richard Toliver will be available to sign copies of his memoir An Uncaged Eagle. Copies of his book will be available in the museum store. Air and Space Museum, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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