Tag Archives: geology

Museum Tourist: National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

About a year ago, a friend and I stopped by Leadville on the way back to Denver from a wedding in the western part of Colorado. We chose Leadville in part because it’s at 10,152 feet and it’s not every … Continue reading

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Museum Tourist: SFO Museum, Hindu Sculpture

Last week my travels took me through the San Francisco International Airport again. When I flew out of the United terminal last summer, they had an exhibit from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. This time, the … Continue reading

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museum tourist: university of michigan museum of natural history

You know how I love a university natural history museum. It was Harvard‘s that started this whole Museum Tourist venture, and I’ve also reported on Yale and the University of Kansas, and oh gosh, someday I will get to the … Continue reading

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museum tourist: Grand Canyon visitor center

Last Monday I went for a day hike at the Grand Canyon and stopped by the visitor center on the South Rim. And I thought, hey, this is totally a museum! Sweet! Ok, it is quite a thin museum. There … Continue reading

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museum tourist: natural history museum, london

“The dinosaurs!” That’s what my boyfriend, who is British, told me I had to see at the Natural History Museum in London. So the museum and I sort of got off on the wrong foot when I discovered that the … Continue reading

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museum tourist: WV Geological Survey Museum

Look, it’s the West Virginia Geological Survey Museum: It’s in a rest stop on interstate 68 just over the border when you’re driving west from Maryland. Ok, I don’t actually think this is the museum. I think it’s an advertisement … Continue reading

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museum tourist: national museum, prague

Cases and cases of minerals. Stuffed animal skins. Grand staircases. This, my friends, is what a natural history museum should be. It’s on a hill at the end of Wenceslas Square in Prague, in the Czech Republic, and I was … Continue reading

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earthquake and tsunami

Here’s a set of links from Sarah Zielinski’s Surprising Science blog at Smithsonian.com on the science of the earthquake and tsunami. The place where I lived in Japan seems to have been unaffected by the earthquake and tsunami – it’s … Continue reading

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mysteries of the universe

New story! On meteorites! Read all about it! When I was working on my story about the origins of life, I kept coming across meteorites. Scientists study them to understand the early chemistry of the solar system, including the chemistry … Continue reading

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geology walk

On Saturday I went on a geology tour of D.C. – Callan Bentley, who teaches geology at Northern Virginia Community College, took a group of science writers around the bottom of the zoo, through a bit of Rock Creek Park, … Continue reading

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