Archive for November 19th, 2010

Friday Quick Links

by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation

Fossilized Massospondylus embryo

Researchers at CERN have captured antihydrogen atoms in a magnetic trap

Bill Warren went to a garage sale and may have purchased a pelt of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

Pocohontas’ wedding chapel found at Jamestown

Astronomers discover  the youngest nearby black hole

Paleontologists find the oldest known dinosaur embryos.

Gamma rays found coming from the center of the Milky Way

Harry Potter and the Periodic Table

by Toby Swaford, K-12 Eudcation Coordiantor

It’s no secret that the museum staff has its fair share of Harry Potter fans.  That’s why we’re thrilled to learn that Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is not only a fan of Tom Lehrer (another favorite of certain staff members) but choose to perform Lehrer’s famous chemistry song, “The Elements,” on a recent talk show appearance.  Harry Potter singing the Periodic Table – now that’s magic!

And for those of you who like a visual:

For more magical fun, join the museum for Harry Potter themed events at Fort Fun on Sunday, November 21st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, and at the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 27th. Come and join us for Butterbeer, Harry Potter-themed Starlab presentations, the Owls of Harry Potter and courses in Wizardology. More information on our website.


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