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Happy World Wetland Day! World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2 every year. It marks the date in which the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in 1971. The day is meant to bring global awareness to the connection of people and our planet.
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A Q&A between Ruth Grim, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and artist, John Wilton who is featured in the exhibition, John Wilton: A Graphic Approach, Four Decades Under the Florida Sun on display November 27, 2020 through February 7, 2021.
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Pssst. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Wanna hear about a secret spy satellite mission? A classified payload that launches aboard one of the loudest and brightest man-made objects on Earth? Okay, so maybe it’s only partly secretive.
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This past Sunday at 11:17am EST, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, yet another rocket lifted off into space for the CRS-21 mission. What now seems like a routine occurrence down at the Cape, this particular launch was an important milestone as it was the 100th successful flight for the commercial company, SpaceX.
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The Museum Stores located at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art are proud to feature local artists and designers. Both stores feature a variety of beautiful gift items and jewelry that are all locally and lovingly handmade. It is our pleasure to introduce you to...
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Whether a person is one hundred years old or five, inquiring minds want to know, “What’s the deal with Pluto? Why do you astronomers hate Pluto? Why did you murder poor, sweet, little Pluto?” We don’t and we didn’t!  We love Pluto! 
Jason Schreiner, Planetarium Coordinator for the Lohman Planetarium at MOAS, recently collaborated on a distance learning event as a NASA Solar System Ambassador with the Artemis STEM Club of Salt Lake City, Utah. They covered a variety of topics, ranging from sleeping in space to the farthest away galaxy, but as any astronomer will tell you, there is one subject that comes up more than any other: Pluto. Here are their questions, and our answers on Pluto!
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Currently on view in the Bouchelle Changing Gallery is an exhibition of decorative hand fans from the MOAS collection that was inspired by last year’s exhibition of fans owned by local collector Judy Bush. A special thanks to Judy and her network of fan experts for their help in researching this rare collection.
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It is not uncommon to mistake a bat for a bird. Bats fly through the air and most of the time you will see them in the evening when it is harder to distinguish the two creatures. People used to believe bats were birds, they just didn’t have feathers.