Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8 Sunset

Near sunset (7:18 pm) from the VMNH Weatherbug webcam.

PHOTOS: 7 Major "Missing Links" Since Darwin

For the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 2009), National Geographic News asked leading scientists for their picks of the most important fossils that show evolution in action—seven of which are presented here, starting with this "fishapod."

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Yesterday, Cub Scouts from Midlothian came to the museum for a sleepover and to earn their geology badge. After searching for minerals and fossils, we went outside and erupted a soda powered volcano. The scouts ended the evening in the Great Hall watching the movie "Night at the Museum."