The Jews Are In Space

The Center for Jewish History in New York is holding an exhibit called “Jews In Space,” opening on February 26. Although the focus of the exhibit is on Jewish astronauts and astronomy, it will also include science fiction magazines and works in Yiddish, Polish, Russian, and English. Events during its run will include family programming and a chance to meet astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, who brought a dreidel, Torah, and tallis with him on his shuttle missions.
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Science Fiction Exhibit in Greece

The exhibit “Science Fiction: A Journey into the Unknown,” which opened at London’s Barbican Centre in 2017, is currently at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens. The exhibit will remain open through January 14, 2018.
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Unpublished Pratchett Novels Destroyed

Following Terry Pratchett’s instructions, a stream roller was used to crush a hard drive containing up to ten unpublished (and incomplete) novels the author wrote before his death from Alzheimer’s. The hard drive survived being crushed under a 6½ ton steam roller so a concrete crusher was used to finish the job. The remains of the drive will be on display at the Salisbury Museum as part of the exhibit “Terry Pratchett: His World Exhibition,” which opens on September 16.
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Apollo 11 Goes on Tour

The Smithsonian Institute is sending the Apollo 11 on a tour of four museums in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing. The command module Columbia, along with other artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission, will visit Space Center Houston (October 14, 2017-March 18, 2018), the Saint Louis Science center (April 14-September 3, 2018), the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh (September 29, 2018-February 18, 2019) and Seattle’s Museum of Flight (March 16-September 2, 2019).

Worlds Imagined

The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M will be hosting an exhibition entitled Worlds Imagined: Maps of Imaginary Places Collection from February 9 – October 6. The exhibit includes maps of places in fantasy literature. The exhibition will include lectures throughout its run.
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Into the Unknown at Barbican

Into the Unknown, an exhibition on the evolution and scope of fiction, will take place at the Barbican Centre in London from 2 June – 1 September 2017. The exhibit will include more than 200 books, film clips, and art. Throughout the year, there will be talks in support of the exhibit.
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Lucas Leaves Chicago

George Lucas has announced that he will not build the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, but rather will build the museum in California. Lucas’s plans ran up against the Friends of the Park, a group which supports the 1836 decree that Chicago’s lake shore should be a “Common to Remain Forever Open, Clear, and Free of Any Buildings, or Other Obstruction Whatever.”
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San Diego Comic Museum?

Comic-Con International, the parent corporation for the San Diego Comic Con, is in talks with the Hall of Champions, a San Diego sports museum located in Balboa Park, to create a comic museum in an underused portion of the museum. Talks between the two groups started a year ago and are on-going, with no proposed date for work to begin announced.

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Ned Brooks Fanzine Exhibit

The University of Georgia’s Russell Special Collections Library in Athens has announced an exhibit on the fanzine collection of Ned Brooks, “To Infinity and Beyond.” In addition to the physical exhibit, the museum is also producing an on-line virtual exhibit which can be viewed from any computer.
Virtual Exhibit
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Liu Speaks in Washington

Ken Liu will speak at the Library of Congress Pickford Theatre on April 8 from Noon to 1:00 on “Chinese Science Fiction: Conformance, Estrangement, and Translation.” Liu has won the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was also the translator for the Hugo Award-winning novel The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu.