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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Star-Crossed Lovers in the Summer Triangle

by Claire Woodbury, Science Communicator “Once upon a time there was a beautiful and talented weaver, the daughter of the Sky King. She met and fell in love with a handsome and skilled herdsman. They were so devoted to each other that they neglected all else. The weaver stopped weaving and the herdsmen let his animals wander all over the place. The Sky King didn’t approve of this behaviour and…

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The Perseid Meteor Shower for 2018

The Perseid Meteor Shower for 2018 by Claire Woodbury, Science Communicator The highlight of August sky observing is the Perseid meteor shower. A meteor shower is a high occurrence of shooting stars over several days. Of course, “shooting stars” aren’t really stars at all, but dust-sized bits of rock or metal (meteoroids) that collide with the earth and burn up in our atmosphere. As they vaporize, they cause a brief streak…

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The Manitoba Museum, Planetarium & Science Gallery Are Sooo Cool … and Open Late!

(Winnipeg, MB July 12, 2018): Manitoba is experiencing the highest temperatures of the year right now and the Manitoba Museum has just the answer for dealing with the heat, humidity, and thunderstorm warnings. Chill at centre ice in our Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion exhibit. Stay dry exploring the Museum Galleries – be sure to visit the renewed Nonsuch Gallery and experience all kinds of virtual weather. Check out the hottest in music and light combinations…

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Manitoba Museum Drops the Puck on Action-Packed Hockey Exhibition

“Rocket” Richard’s ring, Maurice Richard’s Stanley Cup championship ring, Montréal, QC, 1959 © Canadian Museum of History A tremendously skilled hockey player, Maurice “Rocket” Richard gained a heroic stature that transcended his on-ice career. By the end of his life, he had become a living legend. (Winnipeg, MB July 5, 2018): From small ponds to massive arenas and from living rooms to boardrooms, hockey matters to Canadians. It’s a thrilling game…

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The summer of ugly plants

For the last 13 years I have spent part of my summer studying beautiful plants; plants with big displays of nice-smelling flowers. The reason I was studying them was because I was interested in learning which insects like to visit them for their nectar and pollen. However, this year I realized that for too long I have been neglecting the ugly plants; you know the ones that we step on…

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