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Arts and Sciences Archives


Museum Outings 2005

(this article first appeared in our 2005 holiday newsletter) We visited an above average number of museums in 2005, including Body Worlds at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, the Mustard and Spam Museums in the midwest, and the Gigapixel Project in San Diego. Read...

Earth Shadow 2007

(this article first appeared in our 2007 holiday newsletter) Lunar eclipses occur when the earth comes between the sun and the moon. The one that occurred at the end of August was especially spectacular because the sun, earth, and moon were in almost perfect alignment. Read...

Comet Holmes 2007

(this article first appeared in our 2007 holiday newsletter) Comet Holmes, a periodic comet currently visible in the constellation Perseus, has been dubbed "the strangest comet to burst onto the celestial scene in our lifetime." Read...

Techshop: Maker Heaven 2011

(this article first appeared in our 2011 holiday newsletter) TechShop is a membership workshop similar to a gym, but with shop tools instead of fitness equipment. It really is heaven for anyone who loves to make things. Read...

SpaceX Launch 2013

(this article first appeared in our 2013 holiday newsletter) At the end of September, we saw a launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it sent a weather satellite into polar orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Read...

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