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  • Where It All Began

    Posted 10/20/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We've arrived at Baikonour Cosmodrome -- where the Space Age began when the USSR launched the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957.  Certainly feels like a pilgrimage!  Also feels a long way from home, as we're now 12 hours ahead of Denver ... Baikonour itself is a small city (popula…
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  • Planes Galore

    Posted 10/19/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    Curator of planetary science Steve Lee has just embarked on a rare adventure to enter the once highly classified world of Russian space travel as a privileged guest. He and and a small group of Museum staff and guests will explore Star City, outside of Moscow, the premier training facilit…
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  • A Pilgrimage to Star City!

    Posted 10/18/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We spent most of today on the outskirts of Moscow at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center -- also known as Star City. This is the once top-secret facility where all cosmonauts have been trained since the beginning of the Space Age. Since crew members of all nationalities are now launched to t…
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  • Made it to Moscow

    Posted 10/17/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    We made it to Moscow safe and sound a bit after noon today.  Even our luggage arrived on time -- a major plus!  One major impression so far -- Moscow's traffic is amazingly congested!  It took us nearly two hours to reach our hotel from the airport.  Definitely not a place I'd b…
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  • Our Russian Adventure Begins!

    Posted 10/16/2012 by Steven Lee | Comments
    Curator of planetary science Steve Lee has just embarked on a rare adventure to enter the once highly classified world of Russian space travel as a privileged guest. He and and a small group of Museum staff and guests will explore Star City, outside of Moscow, the premier training facility for cosm…
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  • AChemS 2012 Day 4: The Rebirth of Taste

    Posted 08/08/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    We've all experienced the angst of a burned tongue, the subsequent moaning and groaning about it, the diminished level of joy when eating. And then, out of nowhere it seems, the tongue is back and ready for action. It's the miracle of life, um, kind of, at the cellular level, and it's all thanks…
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  • AChemS 2012 Day 3: Sensing Brain Disease

    Posted 08/15/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    By Nicole Garneau, PhD I'm taking a detour from my intrigue with taste to jump into the world of smell. We take our ability to smell for granted everyday when we eat, and also in the way that it affects our memories and emotions. But that's not what inspired this blog post today. Here is what did:…
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  • AChemS 2012 Day 2: The Flavor of Things to Come

    Posted 08/15/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    By Nicole Garneau, PhD This is going to sound like a "no duh" story, but trust me scientists are really only just getting started to understand how expectations about what we are about to eat can actually trick our brains into thinking something tastes good or bad, regardless of how it "really" ta…
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  • AChemS Day 1: Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Posted 08/15/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    By Nicole Garneau, PhD If you are a fan of Shakespeare you will have recognized this quote from Macbeth. If you are a fan of Bradbury you will have recognized this from his 1962 novel of the same name. Either way, the theme is clear--a storm brings conflicting natures. In the case of Bradbury it w…
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  • National Library Week

    Posted 04/04/2011 by Library | Comments
    April 10-16, 2011 is National Library Week. Here at the Bailey Library, we are celebrating by launching our new web page. We will be using this space to highlight parts of our collections and announce new acquisitions. One of our recent donations was the Grand Canyon collection assembled by the lat…
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