Earth and Space

Monthly Archive: December Eart

Profile: Canada's Astronaut

Posted: August 29, 2016 - 08:00 , by Brittany Budani
| Comments (0) | Comment
A photograph of a man in an astronaut suit without a helmet

Chris Hadfield sits down with ROM Magazine and talks space, dinos, and risk.

Fits like a Space Glove

Posted: December 24, 2015 - 09:39 , by Nadine Adelaar
| Comments (0) | Comment
Orlan space gloves from Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield's collection.

Canadian Space Agency Chris Hadfield talks to us about the challenges of working with your hands in space.

REX Is Coming to Town

Posted: December 23, 2015 - 10:37 , by Nadine Adelaar
| Comments (0) | Comment
Photo of Rex Rover, a Martian rover prototype

The ROM is a hotbed of Martian activity – along with our expansive collection of meteorites from Mars (out of only ~100 samples known on earth, we have pieces of 22 of them!), over the holidays we will play host to REX, a Mars rover prototype. REX (short for Robot EXplorer) is one of nine rovers developed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in collaboration with over 40 Canadian companies and universities, for testing lunar and planetary vehicular tools.

Earth's Archives: Every Rock Tells a Story Part 1

Posted: April 13, 2015 - 12:52 , by Sarah Horsfall


By: Ian Nicklin

Hematite is a common ore of iron that was extensively mined in northern England in the 19th century. The miners referrred to globular aggregates of hematite, such as this, as "kidney-ore" since it reminded them of the organ. We call this shape "reniform," which means the same thing: kidney-shaped.

Game Jam 2014 - A Revolutionary Success

Posted: August 19, 2014 - 13:41 , by Stacey Kerr
A group photo of all 2014 ROM Game Jam participants in front of a dinosaur skeleton

The 2014 ROM Game Jam, "The Evolution Revolution" took place over the weekend of August 8-10 and was a huge success! Check out some photos and a featured video about the event and some of the awesome game concepts that came out of this convergence of creative energy.

Gamers Unite for ROM Game Jam 2014

Posted: August 5, 2014 - 12:06 , by Stacey Kerr
Logo of the 2014 ROM Game Jam with the theme "The Evolution Revolution"

The second annual ROM Game Jam will begin this Friday, August 8th, bringing together gaming enthusiasts and game developers to work together to create interactive games inspired by the unique setting of the ROM. This year's theme is "The Evolution Revolution".

Lava Medals

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
| Comments (0) | Comment
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
| Comments (1) | Comment

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
| Comments (0) | Comment
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
| Comments (1) | Comment
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.