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HMNS Weekly Happenings
December 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

BTS – Knights   Enjoy the Knights special exhibition in the evening when the museum is closed to the public. Your master docent will take you back to the very origins of knighthood, in the days after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Chivalry, feudalism and knighting will be introduced alongside a wide array […]

The stars at night are big and…. falling: Geminid Meteor Shower Returns December 13!
December 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Of the many meteor showers that occur throughout the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower in December may be the most reliably active. This meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes near 3200 Phaethon, a Palladian Asteroid. The Geminids were first observed in 1862. The shower gets its name because they appear to originate in the […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/8-12/14) at HMNS
December 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Film Screening & Lecture Dinosaur 13 Tuesday, December 9 6:00 p.m.Join paleontologists Peter Larson and Dr. Robert T. Bakker for a candid discussion on the discovery of Sue—the largest, […]

Say hello to a brand new meteor shower: the May Camelopardalids
May 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Longtime observers of meteors are familiar with the annual Perseids in August and the Geminids in December. These showers reliably produce hundreds of “shooting stars” per hour every year.  Beginning in 2014, however, we might add another annual treat — the May Camelopardalids, peaking on May 24! What are meteors?Meteors are streaks of light in the […]



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