Earth and Space

Monthly Archive: December Eart

Lava Medals

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
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lava medal

Lava Medals! Who’d of thought? These medals were made between the years of 1631 and 1944, at times of volcanic activity in Mount Vesuvius.

 

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

ScopifyROM: Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 09:10 , by Katherine Dunnell
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View of broach glowing under UV light.

A Diamond brooch made by the renowned Italian jewellery, house Bulgar, was selected by the Mineralogy department for the ScopifyROM project

Love at the ROM

Posted: July 11, 2013 - 09:56 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Nervous Kyle proposes to a surprised Ellen

Ellen and Kyle met in line with hundreds of others at the architectural opening of the ROM’s crystal June 2nd 2007.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon results

Posted: May 2, 2013 - 13:33 , by Bep Schippers
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On the weekend of April 19 to 21, 2013, the ROM was host partner for the Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon...

ROM Research Colloquium: Kim Tait

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 10:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kim during her recent trip to northern Yukon

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Curiosity Makes Tracks on Mars

Posted: September 13, 2012 - 10:44 , by admin
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Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Techncian

Meteorite of the Month: Oriented Nose Cone

Posted: June 5, 2012 - 08:55 , by Ian Nicklin
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By Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin

A specimen featuring a textured and glassy rock surface.

Figure 1: Meteorite showing ‘thumbprint’ features referred to as regmaglypts.

#ROMSpace Weekend is out of this world!

Posted: May 5, 2012 - 19:30 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Space has always been pretty important to me. In fact, my 3rd memory in LIFE is watching an episode of Star Trek The Original Series.

Kiron holds a rock from Mars!

Be like me and hold a piece of Mars!

A Super Event and a Super Moon

Posted: May 2, 2012 - 11:49 , by Ian Nicklin

An animated gif of the lunar liberation

The libration of the Moon over a single lunar month. Image credit: Tom Ruen

For all the space junkies and aspiring astronauts, the ROM is holding its first ever Space Weekend on May 5 and 6…it’s going to be out of this world!