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EVENTS CALENDAR


DRONE GAME
Cash or Crash: Investing in the
Drone Revolution
Friday, April 28th
FREE, CLICK HERE TO RESERVE TICKETS
VIP OPENING RECEPTION
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30pm–9:00pm


Become an investor for an evening, and take a (simulated!) gamble on the drone start-up market! In this interactive game, teams of investors hear pitches from entrepreneurs—four ingenious start-ups in need of funding. As a player, you’ll ask questions, assess the potential value of their technology and decide how much your team is willing to invest. Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition on the history, technology and social impact of drones. By invitation only. This event is a benefit of membership at the Friend level and above. Call 646-381-5031 for more information.

Reception generously underwritten by DJI

MEMBER EARLY HOURS
Saturday, May 13, 9:00am–11:00am

BOOK LAUNCH
Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies By Brett Velicovich and Christopher S. Stewart
Tuesday, June 27 (during Member Open House), Lutnick Theater


Members are invited to join us for a special members-only viewing of our new exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Light refreshments and coffee will be served.

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Members enjoy free admission, special invitations and great benefits! Visit intrepidmuseum.org/membership to join.
For nearly a decade, Brett Velicovich was at the center of America’s new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to take down the world’s deadliest terrorists across the globe. In Drone Warrior, he shares his harrowing experiences with Pulitzer Prize–winning Wall Street Journal writer Christopher S. Stewart. Hear Velicovich and Stewart discuss their captivating book and the experiences recounted within.
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FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT
NOAA Hurricane Drone
Friday, July 28
FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT
JPL, Mars Helicopter Drone, Mimi Aung
Friday, August 4
Get ready for hurricane season with Joseph Cione, a research meteorologist at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), specializing in hurricanes and extra-tropical winter storms. By sending drones directly into the storm center, researchers are now able to collect real-time data making forecasts much more accurate. Find out how a storm becomes a hurricane and what early forecasts predict for storm season 2017.
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Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are using advances in drone technology to design a small flying Martian robot to act as a scout, flying ahead of the Mars Rover looking for safe routes and geographic features to study. Meet Mimi Aung, from the Mars Helicopter team at JPL and learn about the many challenges to overcome before flying a helicopter drone on Mars.
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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
Intrepid Adventure: Drone On
June 24, 25; July 22, 23; August 19, 20
October 14, 15; December 2, 3

Plan, design, and fly in this Intrepid Adventure. Guests will get a chance to learn how drones work, then use basic programming to plan out the route for a drone in our interactive workshop. Free with Museum admission but registration is required.
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PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS
Drones: A Catalyst for Integrating Engineering, Science and History Professional Development Course
August 21–26

PROGRAMS FOR STUDENT GROUPS
Aviation Next
Available September - November 2017 Grades 6–12, 90 minutes
Drawing on the Museum’s exhibition, this six-day institute will focus on the history and engineering of drone technology, as well as the conversations and controversies surrounding the increasing use of drones. Teachers will learn how to program and utilize drones in their classrooms.
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While exploring the Museum’s aircraft collection and the exhibition Drones, students will discuss technological advances in aviation, compare and contrast manned versus unmanned flight, and discover how advances in aviation affect human populations. Limited availability.
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TOURS, TALKS AND DEMOS


Early Access Tour
9:00am Daily
On Sale May 1
Take an in-depth tour of the exhibition Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? Learn about the earliest attempts to use unmanned flying machines, advanced systems of the 21st century and exciting developments on the horizon. An expert guide will show you real drones, historical artifacts, model airplanes, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations. This tour offers access to the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.



Drones Next Door Demo
2:30pm Daily
Beginning May 10
Even basic drones can do more than fly. In this Interactive demonstration, learn how drones sense the world around them and respond to changes in their environment.