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The International Aviation Club is aware of the public health concern regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We want to share information about what we are doing to prepare for our March Monthly Luncheon on March 19.

We are monitoring the status of COVID-19, including updates from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other national and local government authorities. If at any point these organizations advise that action needs to be taken, we will follow their lead and guidance.

The CDC has publicly deemed the health risk of coronavirus for the general American public to be low at this time. Our top priority is the health and safety of all our event participants. At this point in time, we are proceeding as planned, based on monitoring these government organizations, and the March Monthly Luncheon will proceed as planned.

Many events around the U.S. continue to take place and we will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to our website and inform you via email and our website.

POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Dr. Ellen Stofan, Director, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

  • April 29, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The City Club of Washington, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • 129

Registration

  • (10 seats per table)


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – IAC LUNCH APRIL 29, 2020 IS POSTPONED



Dr. Ellen Stofan
John & Adrienne Mars Director, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Dr. Ellen Stofan is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. She came to the Museum in April 2018 with more than 25 years of experience in space administration and planetary science.

Dr. Stofan was previously Chief Scientist at NASA, serving as the principal advisor to the Administrator on science programs and strategic planning. She helped guide the development of a long-range plan to get humans to Mars, and worked on strategies for NASA to support commercial activity in low Earth orbit as it transitions from the International Space Station (ISS) to sending humans to the Moon and Mars in the mid-2020s.

She held senior scientist positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including work on missions exploring Venus, Earth, Mars, and Saturn. She served as chief scientist for the New Millennium Program, and principle investigator on the proposed Titan Mare Explorer. She is currently on the Science and Engineering team of the NASA Dragonfly mission working to send a rotorcraft lander to Saturn’s moon Titan.

Dr. Stofan holds master’s and doctorate degrees in geological sciences from Brown University, and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William And Mary. She is an honorary professor at University College London, and was on the board of the College of William & Mary Foundation for 10 years, serving as board chair and co-chair of the development committee as it planned a $1 billion fundraising campaign. 

Note: Registration will open at 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm. Space is limited. Advance registrations are strongly encouraged. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

Guest names for name tags, recommendations to the Club for government invitees, and other questions should be sent to info@iacwashington.org.


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