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October 2, 2017
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Lecture – Timeline of the Universe by Carolyn Sumners

Wormhole travel as envisioned by Les Bossinas for NASA. Digital art by Les Bossinas (Cortez III Service Corp.), 1998. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The space-time continuum–the joining of two, once separate, concepts have allowed science to understand how the Universe works. Dr. Carolyn Sumners, HMNS VP of Astronomy, will explain our personal sense of time, Earth time, star time, and finally, cosmic time–including the time scale of the Big Bang and the distortion of time by gravity.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 – 6:30 PM

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This event includes a viewing of Tales of a Time Traveler, the latest Burke-Baker Planetarium 8K film.

 

BTS – HOP – The Age of Man: Primates and Humans

Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are bringing back this popular series that covers the hall section by section with James Washington–now expanded to 6 sessions. All sessions are Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.

As the Ice Age began, the Primate order produced australopithecines, which is considered the halfway point on the journey from ape to human. In our final section of the Morian Hall of Paleontology, see how the human form evolved with the sophistication of our intellect. Compare early primates to Homo sapiens sapiens–us modern humans, noted to be very very smart. (Homo sapiens was first used to name early human species. Modern humans were christened Homo sapiens sapiens because our giant brains and intellect were far greater than our early human ancestors.) The last stop of the tour is the hunting grounds of the Clovis People, brave and clever folk who invented the mammoth-killing atlatl.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 6:30 PM

Tickets $25, Members $15 per session

Tickets sell fast!

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Purchase entire 6-session package by July 5 to receive discount pricing: Nonmembers $130, Members $70.

Chris
Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…

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