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As the year 2009 came to an end, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough shared the 2009 statistics and notable achievements with the staff. In 2009: 30 million visitors explored the Smithsonian's museums; 188 people visited the Smithsonian's web sites; 4,800 educators attended Teacher's Night; a 3,000 pound telescope was sent to the National Air and Space Museum; 90 exhibitions opened; 3 clouded leopard babies were born as the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center; the Smithsonian Channel won two Emmy Awards and Folkways won one Grammy Award.


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  • National Air and Space Museum
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  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)
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Wayne Clough, SI Email Announcements, Friday December 18, 2009

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  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Emmy Awards
  • Museums
  • Leopards
  • Educators
  • Rare animals
  • Grammy Awards
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Telescopes
  • Exhibitions
  • Internet
  • Web sites
  • Training of
  • Museum visitors
  • Teachers--Training of
  • Teachers
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Endangered species

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