Latest Planetaria Stories

2007-12-06 09:00:13

DETROIT, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Time is running out to see the blockbuster exhibition Our Body: The Universe Within at the Detroit Science Center. This extraordinary exhibit, featuring real human bodies, ends at the museum on Jan. 6, 2008.

2007-08-25 00:50:00

In the Ethiopian language, she is called Dinknesh - a name that means the wonderful, the fabulous, the precious. But to most of the world, she is known as Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old fossil whose discovery yielded then-unparalleled insights to the origins of humankind.

2006-10-02 17:20:00

When the results of its latest survey came back, officials at the American Museum of Natural History were hardly astonished. The survey was trying to find out how much people know about water. Turns out, not much.

2006-02-21 07:45:40

Blending scientific and Hawaiian exhibits, an astronomy center atop Mauna Kea hopes to ease conflicts over the development of a volcano considered sacred by Hawaiians.

2005-05-11 07:34:37

The bones? Waayyyy old. The discoveries, research and technology? Brand spanking, up-to-the-minute new. An exhibition opening this weekend at the American Museum of Natural History introduces viewers to the latest research being done on a perennial favorite subject - dinosaurs. "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries" opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 8.

2005-02-02 08:03:52

In Part Three in the series on stellar and terrestrial evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the PBS/NOVA Series "Origins", discusses the limits of radio searches for extraterrestrial life.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.