The Museum's free Speaker Series offers in 2022 its 20th year of presenters covering a wide range of aviation and space topics. The Series begins in April and continues through November on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, except when that day is a federal holiday. These presentations, held at the Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd in Middle River, MD are FREE and open to the public. A photo ID is required for entry into the facility.. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
2022 Speaker Series
April 4 - 7 PM - Erin Miller - Author of Final Flight Final Fight: My grandmother, the WASP, and Arlington National Cemetery
May 2 - 7 PM - Gustavus McLeod -
“A pilots journey of self discovery - Solo to The North Pole”
June 6 - 7 PM - Stan Piet - GLMMAM founder and Archivist
July 11 - 7 PM - Tom Jones - Astronaut and Author - “Back to the Moon—How, When, and Why”
Dr. Jones' July talk will coincide with a possible launch window for the SLS/Orion “Artemis 1” mission, sending an uncrewed Orion capsule around the moon for a couple of weeks. Dr. Jones will share an overview of the plans to return Americans to the Moon, what we might see with the Artemis 1 mission, and the plans for the first piloted landing mission of the 2020s…will it be American or Chinese?
August 1 - 7 PM - Rodney Jones -The legacy of the International Air Association as one of the first African American owned and operated air carriers operating out of MSA.
October 3 - 7 PM - Robert Ferrier & Team discussing Rocket To Venus
Discover the story of two best friends who follow the century-old trail of a mysterious Baltimore rocket builder and the spaceship he built in his Hampden garage that would rocket him to Venus. Presentation includes a preview of the film.
November 7 - 7 PM - TBA
Directions to the 2019 speaker series:
Lockheed Martin Auditorium
2323 Eastern Boulevard,
Middle River, MD 21220
Travel I-95 north to Rt 43 and exit, turning right onto Rt 43.
Continue until the road ends at Eastern Blvd.
Turn right on Eastern Blvd.
Get into the left lane.
Turn left at the light after Wilson Point Road (convenience store here)
Turn right into the first parking lot and head straight ahead towards the large administration building where the Speaker Series auditorium is located.
World War I
William Armstrong Maryland in WWI
World War II
Nedda Thomas Hump Pilot (Flying the Hump)
Rick Beyer Ghost Army of World War II
Dr. Roger Miller Berlin Airlift 1948-1949
Bob Dorr Mission to Berlin
Bernie Sledzik Battle of the Bulge
Jerome Beser Radar Operator Lt. Jacob Beser
Ellis Woodward Combat School, Flying Hell
Amy Nathan Yankee Doodle Gals
Jack Burkert Baltimore’s Big Three Industries
Tom Culbert PanAfrica 1941
Maureen O’Prey Allied women in WWII
Patrick Weadon "Battle of Midway"
Wolfgang Samuel "German Boy, my story of survival in WWII and the postwar years."
Kevin Grantham The Development of the Fisher P-75A
Chuck Trainor The Battle of Midway
Jack Breihan The Martin 202, Martin's Biggest Mistake
Dr. Roger Miller Billy Mitchell and Martin Planes
Norman Augustine Martin Aviation History
Stan Piet Martin Aviation History
Leon Shulman B-26 Pilot
Stan Piet The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane
Stan Piet The Glenn L. Martin Story - 1910 - 1960s
Stan Piet "The Seamaster and Martin Seaplane"
Tom Jones Next Earth
Panel on Pluto Project
Human Space Exploration
Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)
Mining the Skies
Charting a Course in Space
Near Earth Objects
Apollo 11 mission, “One Giant Leap'
Space shuttle stories
Don Thomas The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle
Dr. Michael Stanford Last Rockets to the Moon
Massimo Stiavelli James Webb Space Telescope
Cheryl Reed DART Project
Jason Kalirai Hubble Space Telescope
Mike Scassero University of Maryland
Aaron Harrington Aberdeen Proving Ground
Belinda & Terry Kilby Elevated Element
Misc. Aviation Themes
Al Pollard Martin State Airport
Donna Suwall The 99's
Carl Bobrow Gen. George Owen Squier, Military Aviation Pioneer
Barry Lanman Recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross
Susan Maule Women Airline Pilots
Vic Kilkowski Maryland Air National Guard
and Guy Walsh
Susan Loricchio The Golden Age of Aviation
Philip Allen Volunteer animal transport pilot
Captain Jeff Long Helicopter pilot for WJZ TV
Peter Plostins Computational modeling and testing of aerospace system
Tom Jones Nuclear Bomber Down: The Cold War Comes to 1964 Maryland Jane Toskes Air Race Classic
Ernie Snowden The Winged Brothers