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Space Pioneers | June 6 | Marlborough

A Lecture by Rudolf Spoor

Wednesday, June 6, 5PM

Come and hear Rudolf Spoor’s story of passionate collecting, which began with a disastrous backyard model rocket detonation and lead to a lifelong career in the Dutch media. Spoor was a fortunate front-line witness to the American space race at its start in the 1960’s. He was there to see the fulfillment of John F. Kennedy’s moon challenge in 1969 and was a dedicated witness to each subsequent landmark of science, technology, and space exploration accomplished by ensuing NASA programs.… Read More

Fine Books & Manuscripts online May 31 through June 8

Featuring more than 700 lots of printed books, historic manuscripts, maps, and prints, including Audubon’s.

MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 31, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting an online auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts from May 31 through June 8. Interested bidders are invited to preview items and meet with specialists in person on June 5, June 6, and June 7, or anytime online.

A featured section of NASA photographs and memorabilia from the collection of Dutch television director Rudolf Spoor takes center stage (300 lots), with an item unprecedented in space collecting: a NASA safety helmet signed by 26 American astronauts and six rocket scientists and missions control specialists.… Read More

The Sputnik Years: Lecture By Kelly Beatty | November 1

The Sputnik Years

A Lecture by Kelly Beatty

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

RSVP ONLINE

When a Russian rocket lofted Sputnik 1 into orbit on October 4, 1957, the worldwide reaction was a mixture of awe and apprehension. The Space Age—and the Space Race—had begun.

Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine.… Read More

Skinner Celebrates the Wonder of Manned Space and Moon Exploration with The Beauty of Space: Vintage NASA Photographs, November 2

A tribute to astronauts John Glenn (1921-2016), the first American to orbit the Earth, and Eugene Cernan (1934-2017), the last man on the Moon.

MARLBOROUGH, MA  – The Beauty of Space, the first auction in the United States to focus solely on vintage photographs produced from 1961 to 1972 by NASA, will take place on November 2 at 10AM. The 445 lot single-owner collection showcases both iconic and rare gelatin silver and chromogenic prints presenting an extraordinary photographic journey to the Moon and back as seen through the eyes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts.… Read More