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Edible Gardening, Ancient Fossils And Women In Space: Out Of This World Fun This Week At HMNS
November 12, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Space Pioneers by Carolyn Sumners Women have played a vital role in the U.S. space program since its inception in the 1940’s. While women were once considered unfit for space travel, the most recent NASA class is 50 percent female.   As we begin celebrating the 50th […]

The End Of Daylight Savings Means More Starry Skies! Here’s What to Look Up For This Month
November 2, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Constellations in the November southern sky are almost entirely devoid of bright stars.  They represent beasts and gods related to water, indicating that they are part of the ‘Celestial Sea’.  Examples are Aquarius, the Water Bearer and Pisces, the Fish.  Even Capricornus, the Goat, has a fish tail because he’s originally Ea, Babylonian god […]

The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions
October 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

  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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The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions

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Una Visita al Templo Mayor: HMNS Discovery Guide experiences Mexico City

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