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The scientific tourist #349 — Montezuma Pithouse

Some years ago, I told you about the (very inaccurately named) Montezuma’s Castle structure in Arizona. Today, you get to see a pithouse down the road from it… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #347 — Barringer’s rim

If you happen to find yourself in the neighborhood of Flagstaff, Arizona, I’d highly recommend a side-trip to see Barringer Crater… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #345 — Glen Canyon Dam

A feat of engineering, yet also a remarkably controversial piece of concrete, it’s the Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #214 — Postosuchus kirkpatricki

Another fine specimen from the Petrified Forest National Park visitor’s center in Arizona…

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The scientific tourist #213 — Placerias hesternus

An odd sort of critter, now on permanent display at the Petrified Forest National Park visitor’s center in Arizona…

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The scientific tourist #14 — Neither Montezuma’s, nor a castle

This week’s “sciencey” tourism picture is of “Montezuma’s Castle” in Arizona…

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The scientific tourist #8 — I’m petrified!

This week’s “sciencey” tourist picture comes from the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona…

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Episode 17 — A Tale of Two Craters, and a Shoemaker

While sorting through pictures for some “Scientific tourist” blog posts, it occurred to me that two of them together told an interesting tale. Listen in on this episode, and find out how two craters — one in Arizona and one in Bavaria — helped a man named Eugene Shoemaker reshape how geology is conducted, and invent the field of planetary geology as a scientific discipline…

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