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The cutting-edge returns to the Burke Baker Planetarium, where astronauts once trained
February 12, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Think back to the technology of the late 1980s: corded phones, boom boxes, cathode color TVs. In this era, it’s tough to imagine how anyone achieved the remarkable feat of traveling to space and orbiting the Earth without WiFi or contemporary computers. But Americans did it, and we made history! Now imagine what it must […]

Wonder Women of STEM: Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut.
February 20, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series featuring influential women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the lead up to HMNS’ annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event, February 21, 2015. Click here to get involved!   We’ve seen some amazing women in STEM, but none are quite so out […]

Shaking Hands Now
July 19, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Sometimes it’s the small things.  I’ve previously written about the power of objects that captivate us.  Objects can make us curious to know more about the world and on occasion turn us into collectors.  Objects can also evoke memories, giving perspective and context to history. It’s that last ability I’d like to discuss here.  The […]

Webisode: The Swim Test! [Hubble 3d]
April 8, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Haven’t had the chance to blast into space with Hubble 3D in IMAX? It’s not to late. Vividly captured in IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D recounts the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon Landing—the Hubble Space Telescope. Audiences will accompany the […]



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