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Posted: August 10, 2011 - 11:32 , by David Rudkin
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July 18, 2011 – Welcome to Churchill!

We arrive from Winnipeg by twin turboprop early this evening, after the usual minor delays and frustrations,… pick up our 4×4 vehicle, get settled in at the wonderful new Churchill Northern Studies Centre facility and spend a few hours showing two novice crew members some of the nearby tundra features, including a splendid extended sunset (officially at 10:07 PM, but with a beautifully long prelude).

Posted: August 8, 2011 - 15:46 , by admin
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Dr. David Evans

Dr. David Evans on-site in southern Alberta

Posted: August 4, 2011 - 10:00 , by Patti McCabe
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The golden days of summer just wouldn’t be the same without water – going to the pool, eating popsicles, making a slip’n’slide across the back yard with a sprinkler and a plastic tarp – but have you ever used water to make MUSIC?

Posted: August 3, 2011 - 16:31 , by admin
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Mark Farmer recently returned from an expedition to the badlands of southern Alberta with Dr. David Evans, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the ROM, in search of dinosaurs. Join us over the course of the next month as Mark and Dr. Evans put up their notes from the field, detailing discoveries, how dinosaurs are found and excavated, life in the field and more.

Posted: July 29, 2011 - 09:26 , by Ian Nicklin
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First Glimpse of 2011 Perseid Meteor Shower. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)

A look to the skies tonight will be a larger treat than in past years as the Perseid meteor showers begin their yearly August show in the night skies. Unfortunately this year the peak of the show will be on August 12, when a full moon is scheduled, so viewing will be hampered.

Posted: July 27, 2011 - 11:00 , by admin
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Mark Farmer recently returned from an expedition to the badlands of southern Alberta with Dr. David Evans, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the ROM, in search of dinosaurs. Join us over the course of the next month as Mark and Dr. Evans put up their notes from the field, detailing discoveries, how dinosaurs are found and excavated, life in the field and more.

Posted: July 26, 2011 - 11:14 , by admin
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By Daniel Kwan, Gallery Facillitator and Volunteer

Daniel and his team standing in front of a desert landscape in Jordan.

My students and I at the top of Machaerus, the location of execution of John the Baptist.

Posted: July 25, 2011 - 09:40 , by Antonia Guidotti
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This is my second posting that takes a closer look at some of the critters that share our spaces. Here I examine one of our most common household guests, the carpet beetle. The larvae look like tiny, furry, ‘caterpillars’.

Larva of a carpet beetle, family Dermestidae, also known as skin or hide beetles. Drawing: copyright ROM.

Posted: July 22, 2011 - 09:43 , by David Evans
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July 10-12: More Surprises from the South Side

Posted: July 21, 2011 - 09:32 , by Dave Ireland
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Moving the bison

Moving the North American Plains Bison (Bison bison bison) from into the gallery.