Solar Today Spring 2017 : Page 24

COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY thropy in the U.S. with a focus on sustain-ability and the environment. It opened Nov. 29 to coincide with #Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back. Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of Ameri-can History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. The museum helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the pres-ent and shape a more humane future. The museum is continuing to renovate its west exhibition wing, developing gal-leries on democracy and culture. The museum is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. For more information, visit http://americanhistory. si.edu. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000. ST To the right: From Etienne L. Trouvelot, Astronomical Drawings. Plate II, Solar Protuberances. They were observed on May 5, 1873 at 9h, 40m. A.M. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1882. Charles G. Abbot tests a solar engine with assistants, 1935. COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

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