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Meetup at HMNS Feb. 15: Wikipedia Loves Art

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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

Of course, Wikipedia loves science, too!

HMNS is participating in Wikipedia Loves Art - a world-wide, museum-based, photo scavenger hunt. It's a great excuse to visit your friendly local science museum, it's fun - and best of all, the goal is to create free content used to better illustrate articles across an almost unimaginable range of topics in everyone's favorite online resource - Wikipedia. More details: here and here.

You can shoot any time in the month of February - but we're also hosting a Wikipedia Loves Art meetup on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. The meetup will include free access to the permanent exhibition halls as well as conservatory and entomology exhibits at the Cockrell Butterfly Center for all registered WLA photographers.

Before coming to the meetup, please be sure to register online . Check in will be at a table in the Grand Hall.

Check out our goal list as well as our photography guidelines and get ready to start shooting!

Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact eblatzer@hmns.org or flickrmail erinblatzer[HMNS]
Originally posted at 7:10AM, 3 February 2009 PDT (permalink)
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Stephen J. Alexander says:

freakin' cool! I'll try to make it to the meetup.
63 months ago (permalink)

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Jon De La Rosa says:

Can HMNS employees also participate?
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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

Yes, employees can participate. If you work for the museum, the prize won't be much of a draw, since you have most of those things already - but I'd encourage everyone to participate, so we can get as many great shots for Wikipedia as possible. Thanks for your interest - hope to see you at the meetup!
63 months ago (permalink)

SuzQJ [deleted] says:

Really wish I could be there - it sounds like so much fun - can't wait to see everyones photos!
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crossmage says:

I registered team "Paleopaparazzi" and will be there - who else is in?

Feel free to join the team, and let's shoot some history.

Erin, I could really get some great shots if i could get some of the minerals out of those security boxes? For instance, I'd love to reshoot this gold in quartz you have on display without all that security stuff blocking teh light. ;-)




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cybertoad says:

Aw - wish I could go but I have tickets to see Joel McHale at Verizon at that time!! Darn...
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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

James, so glad you can make it! I'm afraid I don't have clearance to get those Plexi covers removed for the event, especially since the general public will be around...but we do have a HUGE new geode in the gift shop area that isn't enclosed over the top, so there are a few angles that are Plexi-free.
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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

Also, just posted some Wikipedia Loves Art info on the HMNS blog.
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Jon De La Rosa says:

Yes! That HUGE geode from Dino Mummy CSI is awesome. No matter how many times I enter though the employee's entrance it always amazes me!!!


James I would like to join your group, and I will be at the meeting. I get off at that time, see you there.

-Jon
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Stephaniedancer says:

This meetup was great!!! Thanks for such a neat experience...
63 months ago (permalink)

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txfireguy says:

I will second what Stephanie said and thanks for arranging everything Erin.
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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

It was my pleasure - it was wonderful to see everyone! Thank you all for coming -and for sharing your photos from the event!
63 months ago (permalink)

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etee says:

Erin - I also certainly enjoyed it a lot. I would love to see some more events of this type at the Museum, whether for Wikipedia or for other purposes. I think there's a whole lot we could do together to help educate people - both about the Museum, as well as about science itself. Somehow, I think that photography could be used to help interest the next generation in scientific subjects (I know that, as well as ham radio, were some of the things that drove me when I was growing up.)
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erinblatzer is a group administrator erinblatzer says:

etee, I totally agree! If anyone has any specific ideas, I would love to hear them. In general, we are continuing to work out events of this type for the future, and I will definitely keep you guys posted on events as they come up.
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andytang20 says:

Hey Erin,

This is Andy Tang, and I am a member of the Wookies!! I was wondering when official results from the competition will be posted. I had a great time!
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