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Questions From A Perceptive Third Grader
March 29, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

As planetarium astronomer, my job includes fielding astronomy related questions from the public.  A couple of weeks ago, I received in the mail several perceptive questions from Madison, a third grader in Lawrence, Kansas.  After answering them, I realized that the answers, and the questions that elicited them,  might benefit many of our BEYONDbones readers. […]

The Dome is Done! Planetarium renovation moving ahead right on schedule
February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater renovation project reached a milestone this week, and we at the museum are brimming with anticipation! Okay. That’s an understatement. When we first heard the news, we all ran around screaming, “The dome is finished! The dome is finished!” That’s what really happened. The dome is indeed complete, […]

Making the Stars: A Brief History of the Burke Baker Planetarium
February 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

In July of 1964, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its new museum in Hermann Park with modest exhibit space and the Burke Baker Planetarium. A state-of-the-art Spitz Space Transit Planetarium dominated the theater’s center with its flat floor and a few slide projectors. Two star balls connected by cages, swinging in a yoke, […]

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in . . . New Zealand?
December 6, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This blog is one of a series of travelogues by HMNS VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners, sent from the two-week solar eclipse viewing trip she led to the South Pacific. Astrophotography by Gary Young. The stars of the southern hemisphere are fantastic, with the brilliant Milky Way stretching from near the hunter, Orion, […]



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