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Employee Picks: Our Favorite Stuff to See at HMNS
May 31, 2019 · 2 Comments

By Jilliane Johnson, HMNS Concierge Summer is near and in a city such as Houston there are endless fun activities to enjoy, so we understand that our guests may only have so much time to share with us. Working at the Box Office, I hear the same phrase virtually every day. “We only have a […]

Mapping The Moon: Who picked all those crater names?
May 24, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Our replica Moon has been on display for about a month now. As I helped create the information panels labeling craters and maria on the Moon, I found myself wondering, “Why does this particular crater have that name?” “Who picked the names anyway?” As it turns out, the names of features on the Moon are […]

Confessions of a Summer Camp Teacher: Things Kids Have Taught Me
May 22, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Programs Manager and Curator of Education Collections Hello all, with another great season of Summer Camps @ HMNS coming up, let’s take a moment to get a little sappy….but only a little…..with a little comedy thrown in to even it out because I don’t do feelings. If I did though, I […]

5 Interesting Facts About the Mighty Megalosaurus
May 18, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Megalosaurus doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. It’s one of those B-list dinosaurs that hardly ever gets talked about. In fact, if Megalosaurus gets talked about at all, it’s usually in reference to the character Earl Sinclair on the amazing tv show Dinosaurs (1991-1994), who was a Megalosaurus and also awesome. But there’s much […]

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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

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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