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Posted: December 21, 2011 - 11:47 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Every day at the museum is a good day, but when a new object-specimen gets added to the collection, it is a great day.  It was a particularly stellar day in Earth Sciences when we were able to acquire this lovely princess cut, 23.24 carat peridot from Myanmar (Burma).

Green Periot Gem
Posted: December 16, 2011 - 13:00 , by Ian Nicklin
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ROM Earth Scientists receive dozens of requests each year to identify possible meteorites. This is especially the case when there is a spectacular fireball similar to the one which recently streaked across southern Ontario on December 12 of this year (the video was captured by astronomers at the University of Western Ontario). Do you think you have found a space rock?

Posted: December 15, 2011 - 10:53 , by admin
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‘Tis the season of giving, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite ROM-themed gift ideas with you!

Image of c5 and ROM book covers.

There's something for everyone at the ROM.

1. Wrap up a ROM membership

Posted: December 1, 2011 - 16:02 , by Elizabeth O'Grady
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They organized extravagant spectacles, each more lavish than the next. They built imposing monuments, ever larger to outdo their predecessors and rivals. Over centuries, the Maya leaders elevated themselves far above their subjects. Yet in the end, these all-powerful rulers were caught in a trap of their own making.

Picture of a maya party event
Posted: December 1, 2011 - 08:53 , by admin
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Join us Thursday, December 1 from 11 am to noon EST as we live blog from the ROM during the launch event for the Burgess Shale Virtual Museum of Canada. This online exhibition is the most current and comprehensive resource for knowledge on one of the world’s most important fossil sites.

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:46 , by admin
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The November 16 media preview for Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World was an auspicious debut for this exciting international effort.

The Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and numerous CBC television and radio shows, both English and French, were among the 60+ different media outlets attending the morning event. The city’s Spanish-language journalists were also well-represented among the approximately 125 guests.

Posted: November 30, 2011 - 10:22 , by Kevin Seymour
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Originally published in the Summer 2010 edition of ROM Magazine.

Silver Fish

Bluecheek Silver grunt

 

Q. I found this object on a beach in Oman. I think it might be part of a fish skull. If it is, can you tell me what kind of fish it is from?
Mike Silver, Toronto

Posted: November 28, 2011 - 12:49 , by admin
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Well, at least, some serious insight into life on Earth…

Where do we come from? What was the world like long before the dinosaurs?

Posted: November 28, 2011 - 10:48 , by David Evans
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Today, Caleb Brown and colleagues announced the discovery of Canada’s newest dinosaur, Thescelosaurus assiniboiensis – the first new dinosaur species to be discovered in Saskatchewan since 1926. The new dinosaur is named after the historic District of Assiniboia, where it was found. The small-bodied, two-legged plant-eater lived alongside the famed Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, at the very end of the age of dinosaurs.

Posted: November 25, 2011 - 16:06 , by admin
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Written by Stephanie Allen, ROM Registration Coordinator

There is an incredible amount of work that happens behind-the-scenes in preparing for every exhibition. Some of that work is eventually obvious to the visitors such as the design, mounts, graphics and labels but a lot of the work is largely invisible.