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Wait Just A Minute! Let’s Take A Second To Talk About the Origin Of Time Keeping.
March 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

By Ralph E. Phillips, HMNS Docent I can’t seem to get enough time … that is to say I keep thinking and digging into our concept of time.  Why are there 60 minutes in an hour instead of 100? Why 60 seconds in a minute? Why 7 days in week?   What would “Metric time” […]

Happy National Spanish Paella Day!
March 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

by Ryan Bouillet, Executive Chef at A Fare Extraordinaire   Good news everyone, today is National Spanish Paella Day! Why do we have a day devoted to a dish, you ask? I don’t know, but it gives me an excuse to eat well for a change, so I’m happy. Today I’m going to give you […]

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March 26, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Shell Educators’ Preview     Free Admission for Educators You are invited to attend a special viewing of: Death by Natural Causes Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4–7 p.m. Snakes. Spiders. Sharks. The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that […]

Why Dinosaur Fossils Are Radioactive Sometimes
March 23, 2018 · 7 Comments

  A few weeks ago I was shadowing David Temple, our Associate Curator of Paleontology, as he and a specialist from the Medical Center examined the levels of radiation given off by vintage luminescent watch dials in preparation for our new special exhibit Death by Natural Causes. After the examination was over, David decided we […]

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Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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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

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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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