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It’s the Pixel Party paparazzi: Getting snap happy with the striking Bulgari exhibit
May 31, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

After-hours at the Museum on May 11, we had another one of our awesome Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits exclusively to photographers (both amateur and professional). This time around, we gave our photographers access to special exhibition Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces. And here’s what they gave us in return.   Photo by Barry […]

D-Day, Part II: “We will accept nothing less than full victory”
May 30, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series exploring the history and significance of D-Day as we approach the 70th anniversary of the battle. Click here to read part one. For information on D-Day: Normandy 1944, the 3D film now showing in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, please visit us online. “I have full […]

The world’s last dreadnought: Distinguished Lecture pays homage to Battleship Texas
May 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ships named “Texas” have a grand history — just like the state. The first ship to bear the name came about when the United States realized it had less naval power than countries like Belize or Chile. The U.S. set out on a naval modernization program under the direction of then Undersecretary of the Navy […]

We’ll weather the weather: George Observatory’s dome gets a makeover
May 28, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This post is part three of our three-part series on how you helped us save our telescope at the George Observatory. Read part one here, and part two here. In our Save Our ‘Scope (S.O.S.) campaign, much of our focus was on replacing the mirror in the telescope. This was the first and most obvious […]

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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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