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  • Classroom Energizer! Name of Activity: Colorful Colorado Developed by Nicole Garneau and Tanya Breeling at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and modeled after "California Dreaming" http://activeacademics.org/LessonIdea.asp?ID=109 http://restlesswestjournal.com/2010/08/01/putt…
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  • Kepler Orrery II

    Posted 04/02/2012 by Ka Chun Yu | Comments
    Last year, a couple of animations showing solar system candidates from Kepler were posted to Youtube. The sequel is now back! Created by Daniel Fabrycky from the Kepler science team, here are all of the planetary system candidates with more than one planetary companion orbiting the parent st…
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  • All sky surveys provide a sort of fundamental baseline to astronomical observational science.  Such surveys are done using the same telescope and/or instrument, or at least instruments that are similar enough that the differences between them are well understood.  (The latter occ…
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  • As Rick continues to process his photographs (they'll need more work back in Denver), we thought we would share some more with you so that you can again see the results of his many talents. Today, we send along five photographs: a close-up of the face of the old man in Balilaika…
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  • Rick and I finished our work with the Konvalenko family today! Rick took photographs of another sculpture, Balilaika Player, which has the oldest character we've seen in the collection. He's a jolly old man, with bony figures and a lively disposition. His face is really expressive, and Konoval…
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  • Today Rick faced the biggest photography challenge to date, with two really big pieces (photos will follow soon) and three smaller pieces. The Painter is not a typical Konovalenko sculpture -- note the figure is static, not dynamic. The Fisherman is more dynamic, having just lost the big one t…
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  • Today I conducted more interviews with Ms. Konovalenko, focusing on the Museum's sculptures and family archives. Rick took photographs of a Fisherman statue and various clay sculptures that Konovalenko used as models for the stone sculptures. Note the rabbit -- the pencil marks …
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  • We just finished our first day of work with the Konovalenko family. I conducted two hours of oral history with Anna Konovalenko, the artist's wife; Rick Wicker photographed two clay models of sculptures in the DMNS collection. The photos above include overviews of Sauna I: The Thin a…
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  • I first read about Dr. Carolyn Dong (now Shore) in one of my very favorite nerd guilty-pleasures, a publication by the American Society for Microbiology called MICROBE (see this link for more MICROBE madness). When I looked her up on her advisor's website, I was stoked to see this:…
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  • Publication dates seem to have become meaningless. We could buy books at Christmas 2011 with the publication date 2012. In November 2011 we already received journal issues of February 2012. Presenting us with false publication dates is not only annoying when it comes to determining intellectua…
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