Kintsugi: Repairing Pots Through Art

Kintsugi (kin-tsu-gi) is the 15th century Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or other shiny/reflective powder. I like to reduce, reuse, recycle whenever possible, and this tradition instantly caught my eye. Rather than throwing out a piece of pottery when it breaks, it’s an opportunity to bring it […]

Spooky Season at the HMNS Museum Store

Autumn isn’t the only season that’s arrived- it’s also time for Spooky Season, which is in full swing in the HMNS Museum Store. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I’ve always loved dressing up and have even won a costume contest or two… But beyond spending way too much time on my costumes, the […]

Autumn Intermission | October 2022 Sky Happenings

Editor’s Note: Look to the skies as HMNS Astronomer James Wooten explains the autumn sky happenings for the month of October. Jupiter was up literally all night long last month.  It is still up most of the night; look for it in the east southeast at nightfall.  Unless the Moon is up, Jupiter is the brightest […]

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