It's Time to Vote!

It's Time to Vote!

October Photos of the Month

This October, I want to use the Photos of the Month to share an important reminder with our readers in the U.S. about voting!

Here’s the reminder: Vote! Do it!!

Join me in looking at some ESVA photos of physicists meeting former Presidents. I hope they will serve as a little inspiration for us all to take the necessary steps to make our voices heard in the upcoming 2020 election!

Nancy Grace Roman poses with President John F. Kennedy and Evelyn Harrison.

Nancy Grace Roman, often called the “mother of the Hubble telescope,” poses with President John F. Kennedy and Evelyn Harrison, the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Programs and Standard at the Civil Service Commission on February 27, 1962.

Media Credits

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Roman Collection

David Allan Bromley talks with President George H. W. Bush.

David Allan Bromley discusses the membership of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology with President George H. W. Bush in the Oval Office in September 1989.

Media Credits

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, PT Collection

Chen Ning Yang receives the National Medal of Science from President Reagan.

Theoretical physicist ​Chen Ning Yang shakes hands with President Ronald Reagan as he receives the 1986 National Medal of Science.

Media Credits

Mary Anne Fackelman-Miner, The White House, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, PT Collection

A group of people including Charlotte Moore Sitterly sit with President Johnson.

Charlotte Moore Sitterly (positioned 3rd from the right) sits with President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) at the White House.

Media Credits

AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Gift of Michael A. Duncan

Vera Rubin meets President Clinton and Al Gore.

Astronomer Vera Rubin is awarded the 1993 National Medal of Science by President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.

Media Credits

AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Rubin Collection

John Sinfelt shakes hands with President Jimmy Carter.

Chemical engineer John Sinfelt shakes hands with President Jimmy Carter as he receives the National Medal of Science in 1979.

Wernher Von Braun meets with President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Wernher Von Braun explains to President Dwight D. Eisenhower how the Saturn booster will work in 1960.

Media Rights

AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Presidents play an important role in the science and science related policies of our nation! So cast your vote! Whether it be through mail-in voting, early voting, or safely heading to the polls on November 3rd, please exercise your right to use your voice!

If you need to find information about your voter registration status or voting specifics for your state, check out this website: https://www.vote411.org/.

It even has a helpful checklist that breaks the process down for first-time voters!

About the Author

Samantha Holland

Samantha Holland

Samantha Holland is the AV & Media Archivist. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a concentration in English from the University of Hawai’i- West Oahu and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. One of her favorite collections in the archives is the William F. Meggers films. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, watching movies, and listening to music (preferably the Beatles). 

Caption: A still image from one of the Meggers films showing Megger’s travels to Dublin, Ireland, to attend the International Astronomical Union Ninth General Assembly in 1955. 

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