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Hands-on, brains on: Encourage and engage your students with HMNS Science Nights
February 28, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve heard the same story for years now: American students are falling behind in the sciences and becoming less competitive in the global workforce. But what can we do about it? It seems that teachers and parents can agree that this is, in fact, happening — but where we struggle is finding ways to close […]

The galaxy just got bigger: Calling all future space explorers to Family Space Day!
February 27, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

ATTENTION FUTURE SPACE EXPLORERS: NASA has just discovered 715 new planets for you to study and learn. But let’s back up a second. Launched in 2009, the Kepler space observatory has been scanning the heavens for earth-like exoplanets — planets existing outside our solar system. The observatory has been able to detect strong possibilities of […]

Look, ma, no roots! Learn to grow your own orchids, bromeliads & other “air plants”
February 26, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

It’s that time of year again: the long cold of winter is lifting, and we can see spring around the corner. Here at HMNS we ring in spring with a BLOOM — with our horticulture adult education classes. Kicking off the season on Mar. 8, we’re offering a class on growing orchids and other epiphytes! […]

Getting to the point: Medieval swordsman John Clements offers classes at HMNS
February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

As a child, I loved two things: dinosaurs and swords (and you can probably see why I’ve wound up at HMNS). Like many children, the movies I watched informed how I’d play – and having grown up on classics like The Princess Bride (which you can watch at HMNS on March 21) and Star Wars, […]

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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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