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Girls just wanna have sun: Confessions of a compulsive solar eclipse chaser
April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

As a veteran eclipse chaser, I’ve seen eight solar eclipses in trips that have taken me around the world. Why travel to the ends of the Earth for an event lasting only a few minutes, you ask? Astronomical objects lie far away and change very little from night to night or even from year to […]

Stealth Frog-oid in the Permian Ponds: The Panzer Mudpuppy and its Sonar
April 28, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

“Ping….ping…..p i n g…..” We heard it in the U-boat movie Das Boot. And in Run Silent, Run Deep. And in the History Channel special about the Battle of the Atlantic. A single “ping” figures in a plot twist during The Hunt for Red October. The “ping” is the sound of underwater hunting. It’s the […]

Still yearning for Earth Day learning? Join us April 28 for HMNS’ museum-wide celebration!
April 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Founded in 1970 to commemorate the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day (April 22) aimed to capitalize on an emerging national consciousness about the natural world and channel the energies of anti-war protests in a new direction. Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin Senator, conceived the idea of a national holiday devoted to environmentalism after […]

Putting the pieces together: Civil War exhibit helps marine archaeologist identify shipwreck artifacts
April 20, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

To prepare for an assault on the Confederacy by water, privately owned boats were purchased and converted into war vessels by the Union Navy. Among these were almost two dozen ferryboats that were converted into gunboats. A particular Staten Island ferryboat named Westfield, originally owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, ended up down the road in Galveston […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

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

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

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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