Author Archives: Sam Wise

The scientific tourist #333 — King of Copan

Another impressive piece of work displayed in the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” traveling exhibit, its a beautiful sculpture of one of the Kings of the ancient Maya city of Copan… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/17 – 9/23/2014

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for you… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #332 — the Jupiter IRBM

On display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History (in Albuquerque, New Mexico), it’s a Jupiter IRBM… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #331 — The Rheintochter R I, redux

Years ago, I told you about the Rheintochter R1 (or R I) surface-to-air missile, and in particular, the example on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. But there’s also one of them at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy center in Chantilly, Virginia… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 9/03 – 9/09/2014

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The scientific tourist #330 — Mesa Verde Corrugated Gray

For your consideration this week, a large cooking pot from Mesa Verde in southern Colorado (on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver)… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 8/27 – 9/02/2014

The past week’s bumper crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your reading enjoyment: Carnival of Evolution #75 Carnival of Space #369 Friday Ark #487 History Carnival #137 Math Teachers at Play #77 Morsels for the Mind — 29/08/2014 Possibly … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #329 — Altar Q, Copan (top)

Last week, you got the west side of Copan’s Altar Q — today, you get to see the top… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 8/20 – 8/26/2014

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The scientific tourist #328 — Altar Q, Copan (west side)

This is the west side of Altar Q, from the ancient Maya site of Copan in Honduras. Or more accurately, it’s the west side of a very high-quality replica of the altar… Continue reading

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