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100 Years – 100 Objects: Phosphophyllite
June 30, 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 […]

June Flickr Photo of the Month: Bananagrams
June 29, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

This month’s featured photographer is Sulla55. On Valentine’s weekend we had several of our photographer friends from Flickr come to the museum to participate in Wikipedia Loves Art, a contest aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles. We had over 40 photographers arrive and split into teams to see who could get the most and best shots of […]

Where have all the sunspots gone?
June 26, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

We are now just past the summer solstice, which occurred at 12:45am CDT on June 21. Anyone willing to brave the almost 100 degree heat can go out to our sundial and project a real image of the Sun – which would reveal if any sunspots are present. Lately, however, this activity has been slightly less exciting because […]

Mastodons in Manhattan? Or, Pachyderms of the Pleistocene
June 25, 2009 · 1 Comment

photo credit: 708718 It’s hard to imagine it now, but the world’s largest cities – the places where humanity’s impact on the Earth can be seen most vividly – were once overrun with prehistoric wildlife so large and fascinatingly diverse as to boggle the mind. Depending on where you live, your own backyard may have […]

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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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