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Save The Date: GEMS on February 11, 2012!
December 12, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

We had a terrific time at the Girls Exploring Math and Science event last year on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Museum was buzzing with lots of learning – songs about kinetic and potential energy, buzzing instruments made with straws, Popsicle sticks and rubber bands, and lots of “ah-hah” moments throughout the day! We had a fabulous presenting sponsor […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 7, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is well placed for observing on December evenings. Face east at dusk and look for the brightest thing there—that’ll be Jupiter. Venus has fully emerged from the Sun’s glare. photo credit: scyllarides Look for it low in the southwest at dusk. (Venus is slightly higher in the evening sky each night this month). We […]

A Short Biography of the Foucault Pendulum.
November 30, 2011 · 5 Comments

When you walk into the Wiess Energy Hall, the very first thing you see is our Foucault pendulum. It is a metal ball suspended by a cable that swings back and forth encircled by pegs. Children and adults will run through the rest of the museum, reach the pendulum, and wait with baited breath to […]

The Celestial Sea
November 28, 2011 · 3 Comments

As you look up into a November sky right at nightfall, you may notice fewer bright stars than at other times of year. No, it’s not just the glare from Houston hiding most of the stars from view–there really are fewer bright stars in the November evening sky than in, say, February or August. To […]

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

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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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