October 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -
On October 23rd at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, "Don Hartsell, Commissioner of the World Air League, will discuss the history of airships and describe their enabling physics and technology to develop a commercially sustainable alternative to climate change."
The Cosmos Club is a 501(c)(7) private social club in Washington, D.C. that was founded by John Wesley Powell in 1878. Among its stated goals is "The advancement of its members in science, literature, and art". Cosmos Club members have included three U.S. presidents, two U.S. vice presidents, a dozen Supreme Court justices, 36 Nobel Prize winners, 61 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 55 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Cosmos Club is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Many organizations have been founded at the Cosmos Club including the National Geographic Society in 1888, and The Wilderness Society in 1935.
The Cosmos Club offers two major awards:
The Cosmos Club Award has been presented annually since 1964 to persons of national or international standing in a field of science, literature, the fine arts, the learned professions, or the public service. Notable recipients have included Edwin Land, Paul Volcker, C. Everett Koop, James Van Allen, Arthur Kornberg, Sandra Day O'Connor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Elie Wiesel.
The John P. McGovern Award, which supports an annual series of lectures in science, literature, arts, and humanities (given by the award recipients). Notable recipients have included: J. Craig Venter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Stephen J. Gould, Edward O. Wilson, Saul Bellow, Derek Jacobi, and Leonard Slatkin.
Cocktails at 6:30 pm; dinner at 7. Price: $45.
Reservations are required. Reserve with firstname.lastname@example.org or with Cosmos Club member services online MemberServices@CosmosClub.org.
Program Announcement: Cosmos Bulletin
Dress Code: CosmosClub.org/Dress-Code