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2012-10-10 Maya Podcast

2012 and the Maya: It’s Not the End of the World

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Did the Maya really predict that the world would end on December 21, 2012? Learn the true story behind this rumor, as noted hieroglyphics expert Mark Van Stone, author of “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya,” unlocks the secrets of the complex Mayan calendars.

The talk, which took place at the Museum on October 10, 2012, was hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 18 mins, 93 MB)

Tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Podcasts

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New Science for a Classic Hall: Wolves and Coyotes Produce Fertile Pups

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After more than a year of restoration work, the classic habitat dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which reopens this fall, seem more vibrant and realistic than ever. While the diorama scenes haven’t changed, decades of scientific research and discovery are offering new insight into the stories they tell. Below, the second in a series of posts, this one about coyotes and wolves, on the new science behind the hall.

Tags: Hall of North American Mammals

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Explore Exoplanets with Emily Rice at October 30th Event

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Over the last few years, the search for planets that revolve around stars other than our Sun—known as exoplanets—has accelerated and yielded amazing results. Will scientists find one whose conditions closely resemble Earth’s? Find out what lies ahead in the Tuesday, October 30, Astronomy Live! program with Emily Rice, an astrophysicist and Museum research associate who will guide visitors on a “ride” through space in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater.

Tags: Exoplanets, Q&A, Rose Center for Earth and Space

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