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Dipsy the Diplodocus is back at HMNS!
March 11, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

After a 2 year absence, “Dipsy” the Diplodocus is back at HMNS!  Making it’s debut back in 1975, Dipsy was the first dinosaur to call HMNS home. In 2013, our Diplodocus was de-installed from its original place in the Glassell Hall and sent off for a much needed spa retreat in Utah. While there, the […]

A Q&A to the Diplodocus degree: HMNS skeletons still inspire after 110 years
January 21, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, you ask us questions on Facebook or Twitter that require a bit more than just a pithy response. So .. we wrangle the experts to get to the heart of the matter for you. You’re welcome. Q: A write-up on another Diplodocus says that the forelimbs and hands on all the Carnegie […]

Forty years after Dipsy’s unveiling, original welder John Barber is back to watch her disassembly
September 9, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

There’s no sweeter story than that of a boy and his … dinosaur? In February of 1973, 24-year-old John Barber was just out of art school in Virginia, having barely missed the draft and with no idea what to do with himself. He was visiting an aunt and uncle in Houston when he paid a […]

Bakker blogs: Indiana Dipsy & the Temple of More Room — A fascinating tail of surprise
September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Here’s the poster (as I see it) for the latest episode in the long-running Indiana Jones franchise, with Harrison Ford playing Diplodocus playing Indiana Jones. Before you object to its realism, Harrison is not too old; our Dipsy will be, after all, 148  million, 345 thousand and 77 years old on a Thursday in November. […]



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