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A big rock for Valentine’s Day? Watch our VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners discuss the massive asteroid zooming past Earth on Feb. 15
February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

If you anticipated seeing stars this Valentine’s Day, you weren’t far off. Asteroid 2012 DA14 is projected to pass “dangerously close” to earth Feb. 15 — potentially taking out some important communication satellites. Discovered last year, the asteroid is half the length of a football field, weighs 130,000 metric tons and will pass Earth at […]

What’s the over you’ll make it Down Under? Final chance to book a trip to Aussieland for a rare eclipse
October 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

It’s your final chance to get in on the trip of a lifetime (or at least the next several years) to Australia and New Zealand. The only total solar eclipse of the year is viewable on land only from the northeastern coast of Australia. The Museum has secured hotel space in Cairns for the rare […]


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