I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Friday I went to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology to hear a lecture about what you can learn about dinosaur physiology from the fossils. The guest was actually a physiologist, specializing in heart & lungs, rather than a paleontologist.
Then, it was time for a spin around the galleries:
An ancient marine reptile, found in a remote area of B.C.
A Gorgosaurus skull.
The Tyrant Lizard King himself. This T. rex was found in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta.
A recently discovered armoured dinosaur, found in the oilsands in Northern Alberta.
I'm glad I got my annual visit in while the weather was glorious!