Topic: Out of this World

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Embark on a spectacular tour of space as you take a one-of-a-kind adventure! Let our astronomer be your guide through the most mysterious and beautiful areas of our solar system in this custom presentation. Travel to the moons of Jupiter, through the rings of Saturn, and to the edge of interstellar...
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Relive the golden age of space exploration and uncover the results of past missions to the Moon. Travel back to present day as you watch 30 teams across the world compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge – where the general public attempts to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Follow the...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

See what happens when a group of strangers stops being grounded on Earth and starts getting real!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live.  So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one.  Are there any other places that are similar?...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting.  The more we learn about them the more interesting they become.  Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...

Monday, December 2, 2013

For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world.  For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like.  Observations and...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Our collective knowledge is constantly evolving – from new discoveries on distant planets to inventions for the smallest cells in our bodies. Here at the Science Museum of Virginia, we have been busy questioning our world and keeping you up-to-date with the most current science stories...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic album with some great musical performances, but one slight issue, there's no such thing as a dark side of the moon. There's a near and far side, but neither of those sides is ever permanently dark. Synchronous rotation allows for us to see one side...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Travel 12 billion years back in time to witness the creation of the universe. Embark on a journey through space and time to reveal the mysterious wonders of the cosmos with unprecedented clarity and brilliance. Soar through spectacular nebulae, feel the explosive impact of the death of a star and...
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