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The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions
October 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

  The ghosts of all things past parade, Emerging from the mist and shade That hid them from our gaze, And, full of song and ringing mirth, In one glad moment of rebirth, And again they walk the ways of earth As in the ancient days. – Hallowe’en John Kendrick Bangs   I remember the […]

A Few Member Benefits Most HMNS Members Don’t Know About
October 24, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

By Kimberly Vera, Membership Copywriter       Becoming an HMNS member has many benefits —some, you might not be aware of, so join me as I take a closer look at a few and highlight my personal favorites.    New! Fossil Discovery! One major perk to becoming an HMNS member is FREE entrance into our […]

Rockets, Robots And Romance: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS
October 15, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – How to Walk on Water & Climb up Walls: Animal Movement & Robots of the Future by David Hu Animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. Mechanical engineer and biologist David L. Hu will demystify the remarkable mechanics behind […]

Dinosaurs, Aliens And Volcanoes: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS
October 8, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – New Technology in Fossil Prep by David Temple Recent advances in fossil preparation have led scientists to uncover incredible detail in fossils that until now where not thought possible.   HMNS paleontologist David Temple will overview these new technologies and the amazing findings they have brought to science–including soft tissue, microscopic blood cells, […]

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Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

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

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

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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