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South Street Seaport Museum Announces From Sailing Ships to Spaceships

January 20 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Free

The South Street Seaport Museum presents a new free event, From Sailing Ships to Spaceships, at their location at 207 Water Street on January 20, 2024, at 2:30pm, led by guest speaker Kim Macharia, Executive Director of Space Prize.

For centuries, humans have gazed at the stars in search of answers. Mariners, too, have looked skyward, utilizing the stars for navigation across our vast oceans. Join the Seaport Museum and Kim Macharia for an illuminating interactive presentation that delves into the driving forces behind our exploration of both the sea and space.

Together, we will uncover the intertwined evolution of these two frontiers. With Macharia as our guide, we will unravel shared technological advancements and explore the profound human curiosity that compels us to venture into the unknown.

Content is appropriate for anyone ages 10 and up. Advanced registration is encouraged for this free event but walkups will be accommodated as possible. A reception with complimentary beverages will follow the presentation.

The event is free, and registration is encouraged. seaportmuseum.org/sailing-ships-spaceships

Extend Your Visit

Access to the Seaport Museum’s historical ships and introduction galleries is not included with this offering. To extend your visit and see more that the Museum has to offer, ask Museum staff about our Pay What You Wish General Admission tickets when you check in. Anytime Saturday and Sunday, 11am–5pm, get Pay What You Wish General Admission tickets to see more of the Museum. General Admission includes access to all current exhibitions on view in the introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street and access to the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Free timed tickets for a tour of the 1908 lightship Ambrose are available separately at no additional cost. seaportmuseum.org/general-admission

About the Speaker

Kim Macharia began her career in the space industry managing community relations for startups. She has worked on a range of projects driving the future of the space economy forward including projects related to space situational awareness and human spaceflight. Macharia has also had the privilege of representing companies at international events including the UN World Space Forum. Throughout her career she has made a concerted effort to advocate for marginalized communities and create pathways for nontraditional actors to engage in the growing space economy. She is also an avid sailor and is passionate about spotlighting the intersections between the sea and stars.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working 19th century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” seaportmuseum.org



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Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/sailing-ships-spaceships/

Venue

South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038 United States
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Phone
(212) 748-8600
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