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May 30, 2012
Two Baltimore City high school students were awarded a $1,500 scholarship and paid summer internship at the Maryland Science Center as the recipients of the Maryland Science Center's Dr. H. Bentley Glass Scholarship, according to a release sent by the center.  Diamonique Clark, who attends Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Rita Gunter, a student at Western High School, were each named recipients of the scholarship that for nearly 50 years has...
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October 8, 2014
Having worked closely with Exelon and its subsidiary Constellation for several years now, I wanted to share my perspective on the debate about the company's proposed merger with Pepco Holdings ( "Coalition calls for rejection of Exelon-Pepco merger," Oct. 2). Exelon has been a strong partner in the Maryland Science Center 's efforts to educate youth and the general public about the critical role of a reliable electric grid, energy efficiency, renewable power and cutting-edge technologies.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
The dead are coming to Baltimore. Not, unfortunately, the Grateful kind, or the living kind that seem to be all the rage these days. Instead, the dead arriving in Baltimore are genuinely dead - 45 human and animal mummies that will be taking up residence at the Maryland Science Center through Jan. 20. "Mummies of the World" is an unprecedented traveling exhibition of mummies and mummy-related artifacts that has been setting up at museums and...
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | September 13, 2014
One of the biggest events in Baltimore history is going down this weekend. Here's what you need to know to make the most of the Star-Spangled Spectacular.  What is it? Star-Spangled Spectacular is a 10-day festival to celebrate the 200th birthday of the national anthem. It starts Wednesday Sept. 10 and ends Tuesday Sept. 16. The events will be centered on the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry in Locust Point. What about the rain? As of noon Saturday, organizers said all events were scheduled to go on as planned including the fireworks.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2010
It doesn't look much like coins, this misshapen hunk of stone-encrusted metal. But peer closer, and the coral-like formation turns out to be several dozen 19th-century half-dollars, clinging together like barnacles on a rock. Sure, it's ugly. That's what spending more than a century at the bottom of the ocean can do to a coin. This numismatic mutation is but one of the many wonders on display as part of "Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure," a traveling exhibition opening Friday at the Maryland Science Center . Part pirate fantasy, part high-tech odyssey, the exhibit is devoted to treasure, highlighting both the scurvy scalawags who plundered it and the modern adventurers who spend years scouring the ocean floor trying to recover it. The result is a happily schizophrenic exhibit that starts off talking about pirates, Jolly Rogers and unfortunate people walking the plank.
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By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
From now until Christmas Eve, visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "Mummies of the World" exhibit can receive discounted admission by participating in "Wrap a Family in Warmth," the Salvation's Army's coat and blanket drive.   Guests who bring a new or gently used coat, sweater or blanket to the Maryland Science Center will receive a $3 discount on admission to the world's largest exhibition of human and animal mummies and related artifacts,...
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By Sloane Brown | July 1, 2001
How do you tie in your annual gala with a new exhibit about the Titanic? You make sure the whole thing is planned as an elegant evening with overtones of the luxury ocean liner. But you make sure the party ends on a buoyant note. It all made for a successful "Solstice 2001" for the Maryland Science Center. Some 600 guests were greeted with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, before getting a chance to peruse the center's new exhibit, "Titanic Science: The Real Artifacts. The True Stories." Then, it was down to dinner -- serenaded by a string trio -- under a tent swathed in sky-blue chiffon.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
By the end of September, Maryland Science Center visitors will be able to stop by The Shed for lessons on bicycle repair or a tutorial on soldering or some other hands-on class. They'll have a chance to sit under a state-of-the-art digital sky in the refurbished Davis Planetarium, where new technology will better integrate video into its shows. Both are part of a $3.15 million project that will be the most significant renovation of the Inner Harbor landmark since 2004. With attendance hovering around 350,000 but tourism spending slowly increasing, the center is working to evolve into more of a hands-on community hub rather than a passive attraction.
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By Casi H. Clocker and Casi H. Clocker,Staff Writer | June 13, 1992
Children and adults can embark on an underwater journey into the world of sharks, no scuba gear required, at the Maryland Science Center's "Sharks! Fact and Fantasy" exhibit, open today until Sept. 7."People have so many misconceptions [about sharks] after the 'Jaws' movies," says Barbara Rolfes, director of special exhibits at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, where the traveling exhibit originated.After visiting the shark exhibit, she says, "they learn that sharks are a fascinating species and that there's something to know about them besides the size of their teeth."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | May 8, 1993
From the first liberating flights of humans in gas-bag balloons to the fabulous perspectives of Earth as seen from the space shuttle, the IMAX Theatre at the Maryland Science Center has put together a terrific new weekend double feature.The "After Hours at IMAX" program that opened last night, with 7:30 p.m. showings on Fridays and Saturdays through mid-November, brings back "To Fly" and "Blue Planet."The ethereal "To Fly," last seen in Baltimore in 1987, seems as enchanting today as when it debuted in 1976 as the premiere film of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Teams in replicas of Chinese dragon boats will take to the Inner Harbor Saturday for a Catholic Charities fundraiser, an event that's expected to raise $700,000. The all-day event, held every other year, begins at 8 a.m. and features a match-up between corporate-sponsored teams. The money raised will go toward the charity's 80 programs that benefit children, families and seniors, and includes individuals who are poor, immigrants or have developmental disabilities. "Our programs, and most importantly our clients, benefit tremendously from the generosity and energy that the teams bring," Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, said in a statement.
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Climate change has a communication problem, according to Maris St. Cyr, a representative of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. "We need to make [climate change] a personal issue. That is when people react; when it is personal. " St. Cyr was one of more than two dozen public officials and environmental advocates at a roundtable on climate change led by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday at the Maryland Science Center . The group discussed how to reframe environmental issues in a way that, they hoped, would appeal to conservatives and galvanize the public to action.
NEWS
April 16, 2014
This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18: Government offices Closed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis. Open in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Courts Open in all jurisdictions. Libraries Closed in Carroll, Harford and Howard counties and Baltimore City. Open in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Frederick counties. Public schools Closed in all jurisdictions. Trash/recycling Regular service in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties, and Annapolis.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
We'll continue to update this list of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day. If you know of additional closings, please note in the comments field. American Visionary Art Museum is closed. Baltimore Museum of Industry is closed. Maryland Science Center is closed. Port Discovery is closed. All Pratt Library locations are closed. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will open at noon.
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By Megan Brockett, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
From now until Christmas Eve, visitors to the Maryland Science Center's "Mummies of the World" exhibit can receive discounted admission by participating in "Wrap a Family in Warmth," the Salvation's Army's coat and blanket drive.   Guests who bring a new or gently used coat, sweater or blanket to the Maryland Science Center will receive a $3 discount on admission to the world's largest exhibition of human and animal mummies and related artifacts,...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
Henry A. Minch, who had been assistant chief engineer for the Maryland Public Service Commission and a World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of heart failure at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville. He was 92. The son of Frank Minch, a city firefighter, and Marie Minch, a homemaker, Henry August Minch was born and raised in East Baltimore. A Polytechnic Institute graduate, Mr. Minch enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1942 where he served as a motor machinist mate second class until being discharged in 1946.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | November 30, 1993
Cub Scouts of Pack 834, sponsored by Thunderhill Elementary School, had a "scientific experience" at a recent overnight stay at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.Under the guidance of Den Leader Wayne Brychem and Den Chief Daryl Lang, the boys participated in workshops on gravity, buoyancy and the rain forest, earning them a science patch.Parents Jean Leslie, Chris Ohanian, Pauline and Chuck Wieroth and Frank Scrivener enjoyed the trip as much as Welebos' Matt Bryden, Tim Horan, Sam Leslie, Michael Meehan, Alexis Ohanian, Philip Pinder, Adam Solomon, Alex Von Hagen-Jamar, Paul Burt, Eric Wieroth, Michael Scrivener, Ben Yharmacher and Jonathon Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and By Sloane Brown,Special to the Sun | July 14, 2002
Okay. So you knew this year's "Solstice '02," Maryland Science Center's annual shindig, was going to be cool as soon as you got your invite. It was this little flip book that showed the sun setting and the moon rising among the stars as it introduced this year's party theme, "An Evening With the Stars," focusing on the center's current space-themed exhibits. As it turned out, the invitation was only the beginning of the fun, according to Solstice vice chair Frank Heintz. Frank says when the 450 gussied-up guests arrived at the Science Center for the gala, they got down to the work of playing.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| November 5, 2013
The votes are in! Here are the winners of the Maryland Family Readers' Choice Awards 2013: Best story time Irvine Nature Center ( Owings Mills ) explorenature.org Honorable Mention: Howard County Library Miller Branch ( Ellicott City ) hclibrary.org Howard County Library (general) hclibrary.org Best museum for families Port Discovery (Baltimore) portdiscovery.org Honorable Mention: National Aquarium (Baltimore)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
The dead are coming to Baltimore. Not, unfortunately, the Grateful kind, or the living kind that seem to be all the rage these days. Instead, the dead arriving in Baltimore are genuinely dead - 45 human and animal mummies that will be taking up residence at the Maryland Science Center through Jan. 20. "Mummies of the World" is an unprecedented traveling exhibition of mummies and mummy-related artifacts that has been setting up at museums and...
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