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DON’T PANIC!

I hope you found those to be nice, friendly letters. At any rate, truly, there is no need to panic.  Friday will come and go, and we will NOT be destroyed by a giant rock from space.  Truly, we won’t. You’ve probably heard about asteroid…

Alternate Reality Groundhog Day

So Groundhog Day…that amazing celebration of rodent hibernation behavior and Bill Murray thinking he’s a god…is once again upon us. Last time, we talked about the possible origins of Groundhog Day, and where our modern traditions for the day come from.  Most likely, Groundhog Day…

NASA and the Fiscal Cliff

Sounds like the title of a fairy tale, doesn’t it?  Alas, if only it were. The fiscal cliff has been the subject of much discussion of late, of course, as our government has chosen to kick the can further down the road before dealing with…

Resolved

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your 2013 has gotten off to a great start.  For many of you, that may mean making some New Year’s Resolutions.  I’ve never been much for them myself…I often find my enthusiasm for them wanes rapidly after the New…

To Boldly Go…

Status report, number one. The museum continues to be only partially open after our major flood.  Work is beginning on restoring the lower level, and while that proceeds, we continue to offer discounted admission and free planetarium shows. Set course for new topic, warp one…engage….