Shane Kimbrough will give children exclusive insight into life in space during a special Lunch and Learn at the Tellus Science Museum on Monday.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
If it were to hit earth, 2012 DA 14 would flatten an area about 750 miles in diameter, says David Dundee of Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.
An asteroid Friday will pass Earth within the moon's orbit, flying lower than communications, weather and GPS satellites high above the planet, according to Space.com. While it will be the nearest to Earth an object of its size has ever passed, asteroid 2012 DA 14 won't be visible from Georgia, even with a telescope, because the action will happen during the daylight hours, said astronomer David Dundee, who analyzes images and data captured by NASA's fireball cameras at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville. "The distance is about 1/13th the distance to the moon," Dundee said, adding the asteroid will be the closest—17,200 miles from Earth—at 2:24 p.m. "2012 DA 14 is about 150 feet across and traveling at a speed of over 17,000 miles per …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tellus astronomer David Dundee received the lifetime achievement award in recognition of his nearly four decades of work in museums.
Tellus Science Museum received two awards, including institution of the year, at the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries annual conference on Friday. "There are many great museums in Georgia, and to be selected as the institution of the year is a great honor. This is a great reflection on who we are and what we do," Executive Director Jose Santamaria said in a release. "Tellus is a team effort. Many people share in this award, and I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our staff, volunteers, board and members. We are all part of this success." Tellus astronomer David Dundee received the lifetime achievement award in recognition of his nearly four decades of work in museums, such as Tellus, the American Museum of …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Dinosaur expert Bill Montante will give the first 500 children, ages 12 and under, their own dinosaur fossil on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
"Space Spinoffs" at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville highlights some of the good that has come from us visiting the Moon.
Tellus Science Museum is disputing the belief NASA "has done nothing for us here on Earth" by answering the question: "What good has come from us visiting the Moon?" Dozens of technologies—from the critical to the comical—have been developed by NASA throughout the years and with its new exhibit, "Space Spinoffs," the Cartersville museum hopes to show how the world has changed, thanks to NASA. "I think that a lot people think, 'We pour a lot of money into the space program and what good is it? It’s just a bunch of nerds flying around in space, doing experiments for who knows what,'" Curator Julian Gray told The Daily Tribune News. "But there are a number of things we get out of the space program, so we wanted to call attention to that as …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Leonid Meteor Showers are fast and bright and will appear to radiate from the constellation Leo the Lion in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 17.
As you begin hanging holiday lights, cast your gaze upon the universe's natural fireworks, as well. Astronomers anticipate several meteor showers to take place over the next month. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up with some blankets, hot chocolate and enjoy the light show in the sky. Don't have access to a telescope? If you can't take advantage of Tellus Science Museum's observatory in Cartersville, which opens for tours during special events, maybe NASA's fireball camera at the musuem will capture and record meteors. Daily images from NASA fireball cameras can be viewed at fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov. Tellus also is currently offering several planetarium shows, …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The students and their families can participate in the workshop and take their own digital photos through Smithsonian observatories.
Students ages 8 and up will get the chance to operate a telescope and even take photos of what they observe through Tellus Science Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate. But they need to register soon, as there's only room for 60 participants. Digital Astronomy Workshop The goal of the program is to teach youth participants through hands on exercises control the Smithsonian's Micro-Observatory robotic telescopes over the Internet. Participants will learn to take images of the universe. Images created will be used in astrophotography exhibitions featuring their unique images, captions, poems, and comparisons to images taken by NASA's space-based observatories. The program promotes increased interest, awareness, and knowledge of astronomy content…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tellus Science Museum has only through Nov. 30 to raise the $100,000 that will be matched by the 3M Foundation.
With the help of WSB-TV chief meteorologist Glenn Burns, Tellus Science Museum kicked off a $1.2 million capital campaign aimed at changing up the Smithsonian affiliate in Cartersville. The 3M Foundation has issued a $100,000 matching challenge—they will match every new donation, dollar for dollar, until the challenge is met, Director Jose Santamaria said in a news release. With nearly $400,000 already raised, the challenge will position Tellus at the halfway point of its Vision for the Future capital drive, announced during a Saturday luncheon hosted by Burns, an area resident. The goal is to enhance the museum experience by bringing in special traveling exhibits, upgrading the planetarium projector and adding more hands-on exhibits to …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The third-annual event at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will include a replica of Dale Earnhardt's #3 Monte Carlo, two 1940's-era red Diamond firetrucks and a 1932 Rolls Royce, to name a few.
You may be surprised by what you see, says an astronomy expert at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.
Scientist say an asteroid the size of a city block will whiz very near Earth tonight —within about one-fourth of the distance to the moon. The space rock, called asteroid 2012 TC4, is about 56 feet wide, but poses no danger of impacting Earth, according NASA, Space.com reports. Likely, you won't be able to see it with the naked eye, according to Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville. "There is a 100-foot diameter asteroid passing the Earth tonight at 12:30 a.m. (Friday morning) at a distance of about 59,000 miles," officials said in a statement. "The media is saying it is visible, but it's at 13.7 magnitude, that’s about 1,500 times fainter than you can see with the unaided eye. "Our telescope could see it but it would be a very faint dot …