As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow

Emily A. Margolis received her PhD in History of Science and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University in spring 2019. Her dissertation, “Space Travel at 1G: Space Tourism in Cold War America,” explored the cultural, political, and economic significance of space-themed attractions and amenities that proliferated across the southeastern United States in the late 1950s and 1960s. Her work has been supported by the American Historical Association, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. She has over ten years of experience in museum work and museum-based scholarship. As 2019-2021 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Emily is co-curating the APS Museum’s exhibition of Benjamin Franklin’s science and will be the lead curator for the 2021 exhibition on women in science.