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What you Might Have Missed – Member Events 2017
December 28, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  By Kim Vera, Membership Copywriter   The year is coming to a close and we are looking forward to 2018. In case you missed out, here’s a recap of the fun Member events we had during the previous months. Stay up to date with HMNS by subscribing to our weekly Member newsletter and following […]

What was the Christmas Star?
December 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

This time of year, most planetariums (including ours) are offering shows explaining what the Christmas Star might actually have been.  Of course, to have this conversation we must make two assumptions, each of which many dispute: 1) the star was a true historical event and 2) it has a natural scientific explanation and is not […]

Polar Dinosaurs Are Real And They Are More Adorable Than Elves
December 21, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Was there a dinosaur-equivalent of Santa Claus living at the North Pole a 110 million years ago? The lack of fossil evidence suggests not…. But don’t worry because there were definitely dinosaurs living in the South Pole during the early cretaceous! And although they probably didn’t have beards and hand out presents, some of them were still […]

Gosh that Corpse Looks Delicious: The Disturbing World of the Medieval Apothecary
December 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

  What’s old is new, or so they say. That’s fine when it comes to fashion trends and music, but what about medicine? Surley modern medicine is superior in every way to the medicine of old? Not so fast, in 2015, researchers at Nottingham University “recreated a ninth-century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part […]

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