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Math is Sexy!

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is the only museum in the United States focused solely on math. Its mission is to change public perceptions of mathematics by providing engaging, hands-on, exploratory experiences for visitors of all ages. A common misperception is that MoMath is a children’s museum, and it has long been an audience... Read More

Science Rocks!

Harmonious Harbor-mates Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is in an enviable position. Situated overlooking North Coast Harbor and Lake Erie, the museum is also next door to what is arguably Cleveland’s most recognizable landmark, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Both museums opened within a year of each other in the... Read More

Q&A with Ellen Stofan: New Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

  Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Ellen Stofan, the former chief scientist of NASA, recently accepted the position of John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Stofan spoke with Dimensions about her new role and why the... Read More

Risky Business

By Charlie Trautmann and Dean Briere From Dimensions May/June 2018 Ask a dozen people what “risk” means, and you’re likely to get two dozen answers, or maybe three. That’s because risk, a concept brought into the English language from the French some 400 years ago, is so multifaceted. Why is risk important? It’s because how... Read More

Risk and Reward

By Cristin Dorgelo In this May/June issue of Dimensions, we take a close look at the challenging topic of “risk,” a concept that manifests in all aspects of our lives. As individuals, we regularly face financial, personal, professional, and social risks. As leaders, we seek to manage, share, and distribute risk, while at the same... Read More

News from Near the Kilauea Volcano

Volcanic activity around the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has been an ongoing fact of life for residents since 1983, but on May 3 magma started spouting and flowing, forcing some people to evacuate and filling news media with dramatic images of the Earth’s geology in action. The ʻImiloa Astronomy Center is an... Read More

The Royal Wedding at The Rangos Giant Cinema

  The Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is the city’s most technologically advanced motion picture experience, boasting a 70-foot Certified Giant Screen, crystal-clear images through a 4K laser digital projection system, brilliant colors, and rich Dolby Atmos surround sound. Chad Hunter, Director of The Rangos Giant Cinema, and Tamra Birchfield, Director... Read More