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A Gathering of the Planetarium Experts

Posted on July 27th, 2016

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By: MiaSci

By Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, Curator of Astronomy and Exhibition Developer Every other year, the International Planetarium Society gathers some of the best minds in the planetarium business to share ideas, insights and creative work. This year, the event was held in Warsaw, Poland, and I was lucky enough to go. With members representing schools, colleges, universities […]

Learning by Teaching: a MUVE intern reflects on growing with Frost Science as the museum evolves.

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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By Eric Laguardia, MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) Summer Intern This summer I have been working at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science alongside MUVE Coordinator Chelle King as the Citizen Science Education Intern. That means I’ve been facilitating the museum’s budding outdoor classroom programming and assessing ways to make it better. […]

Local Crocodiles Hatch Amid Mangroves, Highlighting Relevance of our Frost Science Mangrove Habitat.

Posted on July 12th, 2016

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  Last week, the Miami Herald reported that American crocodile nests at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a protected area near Key Largo, had hatched earlier than expected. At first researchers thought the nests might have been raided by raccoons or other predators, but then the spotted the newly hatched babies. It’s a fascinating story of […]

Science Up Close: Predicting South Florida Flood Risk from Days to Decades

Posted on July 6th, 2016

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By Dr. Angela Colbert, Director of Science Communication Get out your rain boots, it’s time to chat about flooding again here in South Florida. Earlier this month, our Science Up Close series, which links the public with experts to discuss current science, did just that. We invited Dr. Ben Kirtman from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel […]

Unlocking The Curious Vault: A scientist and an artist collaborate to create “Neural Networks”

Posted on June 15th, 2016

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By Nathaniel Sandler For centuries the disciplines of science and art have occasionally intersected in the larger search for a life of meaning and the meaning of life. The team here at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continues that discussion with the third installment of our Curious Vault Collaboration series. The project, […]

Summer Solstice

Posted on June 15th, 2016

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By Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, Curator of Astronomy and Exhibition Developer at Frost Science: This coming Monday, June 20th, is the summer solstice. The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol, meaning “sun,” and sistere, meaning “to stand still.” On the date of the summer solstice each year, the Sun reaches its highest position, as […]