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Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You
January 30, 2009 · 2 Comments

photo credit: Andrew Mason In a previous post, you learned a little about what it means to be a Museum employee and you got to know the Temples a little better.  Now I would challenge you to get to know yourself a bit better.  The human body is an amazing thing and in honor of our special […]

The Heart of a Collector: 500 pez dispensers don’t lie
January 28, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Okaggi One day it just happens. You look around your living space and realize, oh-my-gosh, I have 500 Pez dispensers. Well, ok, maybe not Pez dispensers and maybe not 500 of them but you do have a whole lot of one particular item. Congratulations! Whether intentional or not, you’ve got a collection! Since […]

Sea-Monkeys Turn You Pink
January 27, 2009 · 2 Comments

I recently went on a trip to San Diego where one of my main stops was the San Diego Zoo.  I was in awe of all the species housed in that amazing facility, particularly the flamingos.  While staring at them and holding my nose, as is quite necessary, if you’ve never been, a question and […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Monocular Compound Scope
January 27, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]

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Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

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very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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