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What the heck is going on with Betelgeuse?  The star with the fun name is doing some strange things. For thousands of years, the shoulder star of the constellation Orion has burned as one of the brightest in Earth’s night sky.  Over the past few weeks, however, Betelgeuse started to noticeably and rapidly dim.  Astronomers around the world have turned their telescopes towards the red supergiant Betelgeuse to make observations and perhaps understand more about stellar dynamics. 
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What better memory to cherish than marrying your life partner joined by your closest family and friends in a breathtaking museum. Museums are a sophisticated wedding venue and we’ll give you 10 reasons why the next time you walk into one, your mind should also add, “Perfect Wedding Venue” to your list of why museums are so special!
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Suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony claimed the bicycle had done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. “I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike,” she said in 1895. “It gives her a feeling of self reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat.” Compact, cheap, and liberating, the bicycle was the tool that broke the lock on a generation. The next time you are in the Root Museum and walk past the ubiquitous Coca Cola bike remember is was a game changer in so many ways socially and technologically.
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An exhibit showcasing many cultural and artistic relics from Micronesia. Arts and Culture of Micronesia will feature many diverse objects and traditional crafts from the personal collection of Barbara Wavell. A hand-crafted outrigger canoe, traditional baskets and bowls, storyboards depicting ancient tales, and numerous objects unique to these tiny islands will be on display from December 20, 2019 through February 16, 2020.
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Although it may seem that we have an infinite amount of water in our state and the quality of local water resources is pristine, our local water resources are in jeopardy as demand increases. Water resources, which includes groundwater, surface water, and saline, are vital to sustaining Florida’s society, economy, agriculture, and natural environment.
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With some of the biggest names in mid-twentieth-century Modernism represented, this exhibition highlights the Pop Art and Op Art movements so popular in the U.S. and around the world in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Works by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Indiana, Oldenburg, and Rosenquist join many other of their contemporaries to highlight this vibrant, fun, and colorful period in Western art where everything from Campbell soup cans to rusted metal to optical illusions made with linear abstraction were all the rage in the art world. On display through January 19, 2020.
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Make plans to shop on December 1, 2019 from [11AM-5PM] at the Museum Stores within the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art! Museums foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, history, and more. When you make a purchase from a museum store, you help to sustain the museum's service to their community and the public. Shopping during Museum Store Sunday is free to the public. General admission is required to explore the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
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Save the Date! Be sure to join us for the outdoor FREE event - Night Sky Viewing Party - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on Saturday, November 23 [5-8PM]. *Weather Permitting* Additional programming will include "The Sky Tonight" show in the Lohman Planetarium, tickets are FREE for Members, $5 for Adults and $3 for Children. To RSVP for the show, please call (386) 255-0285. For more information: http://bit.ly/Venus_Jupiter