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Solar Grasshoppers and Robogirls
June 30, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Things are sure heating up as we head into week 5 of Xplorations Summer Science Adventures, otherwise known as summer camp, here at the Musuem.  It’s so exciting to have the energy of over 400 kids a day buzzing around you.  It’s awesome to see their creativity and excitement as they delve into their science projects. […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (6.30.08)
June 30, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: baldheretic So here’s what went down after you logged off. If you found an ancient whistle in the bony hand of a Aztec skeleton, would you play it? Roberto Velazquez did, and lived to tell the tale. Articles about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – and whether or not it will destroy the universe – have […]

National Geographic features HMNS and Leonardo
June 27, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you’ve been reading the blog, you’re up to speed on our Paleontology Department’s recent exploits in Montana. They were there to prospect around the site where Leonardo – the famous mummified dinosaur that will go on world premiere display at HMNS this fall – was discovered. And, they found several new sites, helped set […]

The world’s oldest alternative energy source
June 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

As oil reaches a new record of $143 per barrel today, I think it’s safe to say that energy – and possible alternatives to fossil fuels – are topics on everyone’s mind. Before the development of fossil-fuel based energy technology, wind-power wasn’t an alternate form of energy – it was just the way things were […]

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Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

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very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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