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  • Address: 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20418, USA

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Albert Einstein Memorial

Set out front of the National Academy of Sciences Building, this whimsically enormous memorial of Albert Einstein contemplating the universe was dedicated on April 22, 1979 to mark the centennial of the scientist’s birth.

The 4-ton bronze statue of Einstein depicts him holding a paper inscribed with his three most important contributions to science: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter (e=mc2). The uniquely mottled texture of the statue’s bronze is the signature style of its sculptor, Robert Berks, who also created the famous bust of JFK found in the lobby of the nearby Kennedy Center.

The memorial’s 28-foot-wide black granite base is inlaid with over 2,700 metal studs, which were mapped out by astronomers from the U.S. Naval Observatory and meant to represent the stars, planets and more as they appeared on the dedication date..

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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari, Washington DC, null
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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This nighttime photo safari will explore the most photogenic areas of the western end of DC's National Mall, featuring an orientation on the basic techniques ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Photography Tours
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

The Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC is a comprehensive day tour that takes you to all the monuments of the capital. You will get to enjoy a fun day of ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus

Washington DC’s National Mall is one of the great treasures of the nation’s capital, rich in photo opportunities for any camera or phone. Join ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour, Washington DC, Photography Tours
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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Confused by all the dials and menus of your camera? Would you like to get away from "auto" and learn to use all the features of your camera when you ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $88.99

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