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Once in a blue moon: Kick off your Labor Day with the last blue moon ’til 2015
August 31, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Know what makes this Friday special? It’s not that it’s the start to a glorious three-day weekend (although that certainly helps). Rather, Friday marks the last blue moon you can expect to see until 2015. Now, we don’t want to mislead you. “Blue moons” aren’t so-named because the moon turns azure or gives off a […]

Last chance to see Terra Cotta Warriors — EVER! Hurry in before the army moves out Sept. 3
August 28, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

There may have been a Terra Cotta Warriors II, but — mark our words — there will not be a Terra Cotta Warriors III. HMNS’ second special exhibition of the exquisitely detailed and distinct warriors that guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuang, extends the story of the Qin, Han and Tang dynasties […]

Spotlight on Outreach: Embrace the oddballs with the Vertebrates version of HMNS’ Wildlife on Wheels
August 27, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When you want to see a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna, where do you go? You’re probably thinking the Zoo, or maybe on the National Geographic channel. So where do you go to touch a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna? Would you believe . . . a natural science […]

Remembering Neil Armstrong: The first man on the moon dies at 82
August 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday at the age of 82. Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969 as commander of the Apollo 11 mission when he set foot on the moon in front of a captivated American […]

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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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