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Rock star David Lee explains “dreamtime” rock art in a Distinguished Lecture Jan. 22
January 16, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: The following post was written by David Lee, a rock expert specializing in the rock art sites of northern Australia. His Distinguished Lecture, co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Society – Houston, examines how the ceremonial traditions of indigenous groups in northern Australia are linked to lessons learned during the “dreamtime,” when […]

Start a new holiday tradition throwing ornaments! All about boomerangs, with recent expert Carolyn Sumners
December 5, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This blog is one of a series of travelogues by HMNS VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners, sent from the two-week solar eclipse viewing trip she led to Australia. Australian Boomerangs When in Australia, it’s important to master throwing a boomerang, or at least give it an honest try. Everyone on our eclipse tour […]

Killer crocs and cute koalas: Going to extremes with Australian wildlife
November 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Australian wildlife is full of surprises. I first discovered that crocodiles look a lot like alligators, but with a very different attitude toward humans. A trip to the museum’s George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park often features an encounter with an alligator sunning on your path or floating like a log at the water’s […]

Reporting from Down Under: It’s a solar eclipse shark attack in Australia
November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

I had never realized before that a photograph of a partial solar eclipse behind lots of colorful clouds at sunrise looks so much like a shark attack. Especially if you’re watching it over the Pacific Ocean with about 40,000 other people in Cairns, Australia. See the fin? In my nine eclipse expeditions, I have never […]



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