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2011-09-12 10:05:00

Grand Opening to be Part of Harrisburg's '3rd in the Burg' Event HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will join Harrisburg's monthly community-wide arts celebration, 3rd in the Burg, with a grand opening of its new museum store on Friday, Sept. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The grand opening will include "Mad Men"-themed refreshments, door prizes, entertainment by jazz pianist Jimmy Wood and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. The free...

2011-08-12 14:04:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center's innovative youth volunteer outreach program, Galaxy Explorers, has been chosen by the Association of Science & Technology Centers ("ASTC") as one of ten science centers worldwide to participate in SCEnaRioS: Science Centers Engagement and the Rio Summit. The program is collaboration between ASTC, UNESCO and the Foundation FIOCRUZ, intended to engage young people around the world in a...

2011-08-11 14:52:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services 2011 Museums for America Program to develop an exciting new outdoor exhibition, Launchpad Science Playground. Launchpad Science Playground will engage children and families in imaginative play in a vividly themed space exploration environment, utilizing 10,000 square feet of outdoor space at Chabot Space & Science...

2011-08-01 14:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The upgraded digital display system in the new Grainger Sky Theater isn't the only state-of-the-art technology audiences will experience when they visit Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Visitors to the new theater will see the universe projected on the most technologically advanced projection dome in the world: the NanoSeam(TM) dome, created by Spitz Inc, located in Chadds Ford, PA . When Adler audiences fly through the universe inside the new...

2011-08-01 14:00:00

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The upgraded digital display system in the new Grainger Sky Theater isn't the only state-of-the-art technology audiences will experience when they visit Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Visitors to the new theater will see the Universe projected on the most technologically advanced projection dome in the world: the Spitz NanoSeam(TM) dome. When Adler audiences fly through the Universe inside the new 70-foot hemispherical Grainger Sky Theater,...

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2011-07-20 02:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Once you have penguins in your pocket, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them. Pocket Penguins, a new app designed and developed by the California Academy of Sciences, offers users live views of the museum's colony of charismatic African Penguins 24 hours a day. Users can toggle between three different cameras in the exhibit, including an underwater vantage point, and watch for some of the birds' most endearing behaviors, including...

2011-07-13 07:15:00

BREMERTON, Wash., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with downtown Bremerton's First Friday Art Walk and with the cooperation of the Olympic Astronomical Society, the Pacific Planetarium will open its doors for the first time Friday, August 5th at 5pm. Night sky tours will run every half hour with the last show starting at 7:30pm. The Pacific Planetarium is an astronomy education and educational research facility operated by Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. Its mission is to...

2011-06-22 15:04:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto has awarded Chabot Space & Science Center a $1.8 million grant to support enhancements to the Center's Bill Nye's Climate Lab exhibition and website. The Lab enables kids ages 8-14 to learn basic principles of climate science and engage in behaviors that address climate change. Bill Nye's Climate Lab offers an optimistic, solutions-oriented, highly interactive educational...

2011-05-23 10:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced programming features for the month of June: Saturday, June 18: Art of the State Exhibition Opening Art of the State, a special annual exhibition at The State Museum, is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. The finest current works of established and emerging artists are selected by a distinguished panel of jurors. This year's show includes...

2011-05-17 12:49:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have confirmed that researchers working at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2004 discovered a new dinosaur dating from the Late Triassic period. The dinosaur, now known as Daemonosaurus chauliodous, was found in a large mudstone block from New Mexico that contained other fossils. The block was on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for display in the Harrisburg's museum's "Dino Lab" exhibit, where...