HMNS Museum Store Hosts Local Faves

shimmering blue butterflies arranged on a wooden clock

We know. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and everyone is scrambling for the perfect, last-minute gifts. While it’s tempting to play it safe ordering a few random presents from big box stores or mega online retailers, the Museum Store has your back with unique, handcrafted gifts from some of mom’s favorite local artists. […]

How-To with HMNS | Pysanky Eggs

Group of colorfully painted pysanky eggs

Eggs are traditionally associated Easter and spring as symbols of new life and plenty. Pysanky eggs (pysanka – singular) are a beautiful, traditionally decorated eggs inscribed with motifs that communicate specific well wished to the recipient. These eggs are typically made to be given to loved ones and as symbols of respect. Giving a pysanka […]

HMNS Explains | Telescopes 101

A person stands at a telescope underneath the stars

Written by Leonard Ferguson, George Observatory volunteer Have you ever gotten a new telescope? Are you possibly frustrated with not being able to figure out how that new ‘scope works? Next is figuring out how to really “see” those objects once you find them! While a discussion of the many different telescope designs is far […]

Full Moon Brings Easter | April 2022 Sky Happenings

Astronomers using NASA Hubble Space Telescope have found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust.

Mercury is the only evening planet this month.  Look for it low in the west at dusk, over the point of sunset, beginning mid-month,. Venus remains in the morning sky this month.  Venus outshines everything except the Sun and the Moon, so you can try to find it low in the southeast at dawn.  Venus […]

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