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One Hidden Figure (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Adam-Bryce and HIRE Strategies

Thursday, Sep. 19, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Darden, Mathematician, Data Analyst, Aeronautical Engineer, NASA

Darden—who was featured in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures—has been recognized for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. This evening, she will share some of the experiences she had as an African American woman working for NASA during the Space Race.

Event Schedule

5:00- 5:45 p.m.- VIP Reception with program sponsors and Board Members

6:00- 6:10 p.m.- Welcoming remarks 

6:10- 7:00 p.m.- Darden's lecture in the Daniel's Auditorium

7:00- 8:00 p.m.- Coffee and Dessert reception for all attendees and Book Signing


CBS17, WNCN-TV, is the exclusive media sponsor for the museum’s One Giant Leap exhibit.

This program is part of Lift Off NC: Apollo+Beyond—a yearlong celebration that marks 50 years since the first human stepped on the moon. LiftOffNC includes festivals, exhibits, lunar- and star-gazing parties, feature films and documentaries, model rockets, space camps, astronomy days, musical performances, and more from all around the Triangle. Follow events at or #LiftOffNC.

Local organizations collaborating on Lift Off NC include the North Carolina Museum of History, Marbles Kids Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Museum of Life and Science, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Space Grant, and the North Carolina Symphony.

Special thanks to:

The outside of the North Carolina Museum of History building in Downtown Raleigh
The logo for the exhibit, "One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race."
The logo for the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation