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Astronomy

HMNS Weekly Happenings
January 23, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald Prothero     Complete with full-color reconstructions of the beasts–many never before depicted–along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world, Dr. Donald Prothero will take us on a journey to the Paleocene, 65 million years ago after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Here […]

The Winter Solstice And The Rise Of Kukulkan
December 21, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

  In celebration of the official start of winter today, we proudly present our humble thoughts on the importance of the Sun’s path through the sky as perceived by different cultures around the world. Although it barely seems worth mentioning today, in the past, solar events like the winter solstice were cause for great celebration, […]

The “Super SuperMoon”
November 11, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

The full moon of November 14, 2016 will be the closest Supermoon to Earth since January 26,1948. The full moon won’t come this close again until November 25, 2034. Thus the November 2016 full moon is the closest and largest Supermoon in a period of 86 years!   The moon turns precisely full at 7:52 […]

Star Map: November 2016
November 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

This star map shows the Houston sky at 8 pm CST on November 1, 6:30 pm CST on November 15, and dusk on November 30.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom. The Summer Triangle is high in the west.  The ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius sets in the southwest.  How […]


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