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Memories of the Hayden Planetarium

I grew up in New York City in the 50s. My mother was a Utah girl who had dreams of going to the Big City to become an actress, and by dint of sheer determination she did just that; but while her roots were in the West, she did her best to make sure her offspring (me) was given as much cosmopolitan exposure as possible. 1,033 more words

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Universally Educational

Rose Eveleth’s article¬†wonderfully illustrates the benefits of collaboration for a plethora of purposes. The American Museum of Natural History held it’s first hackathon this past Friday at the Hayden Planetarium where dozens of developers and hackers created tools using an astronomical amount of data. 199 more words