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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 […]

The Mythology of Love [Museum Store]
January 26, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

You know what time it is? Valentine’s Time. And whether you’re a devotee of Cupid or a this-holiday-was-invented-by-Hallmark humbug, our museum store has a range of gifts you’ll love giving – or receiving. Check out these these heart-warming selections – each was chosen based on an ancient cultural belief or historic tradition associated with the […]

A Valentine’s Day Suprise, A Pink Grasshopper!
February 18, 2010 · 10 Comments

Val! photo credit: emills1 Tuesday morning, I came into work, turned on my computer, started to eat my morning snack, and checked my messages. I just about choked and went through the roof when I heard a message from a woman named Kelly McLaughlin, who said that her son Ronnie had found a pink grasshopper in […]

Hug-A-Bug, This Saturday!
February 10, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Spring is almost here (thank goodness!) and soon Houstonians will be working in their gardens like busy little bees. You can fill your garden with some wonderful plants from our annual spring plant sale, which will be held on April 10th. Before then, however, you can take the opportunity on Valentine’s Day weekend to learn […]


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