distinguished-lecture

distinguished lecture

How mammals became mommies: Learn about the evolution of mothering over 200 million years in this Distinguished Lecture
March 27, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

My mom is a wonderful person. Most people think the same of their own mothers and, at least in my case, it’s true. She is always supportive, she let me win at board games (at least until I was an adult — now she shows no mercy), and she made sure I was able to […]

A proactive approach to apocalyptic scenarios: Join us for a distinguished lecture Jan. 16 on finding near-earth objects — before they find us
January 14, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system’s origins, and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. Dr. Donald Yeomans […]

Decoding the world’s first computer: Unravel the mysteries of the Antikythera Mechanism at this distinguished lecture
November 16, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The world’s first computer put the time cycles of the Sun, Moon and planets into mechanical form. And today, cutting-edge technology reveals the extraordinary sophistication of ancient Greece. What mysteries does the Antikythera Mechanism unveil? Learn all about it at the HMNS distinguished lecture,  “Cosmic Time – The Antikythera Mechanism & Its Mysteries,” this Tuesday, Nov. […]

The Sun burps and the Earth reaches for the Lysol: Learn why in our Nov. 15 lecture, Our Explosive Sun
November 7, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Welcome guest blogger Dr. David Alexander, Director of the Rice Space Institute. If there’s one star in the sky that everyone can name — and point to, if needed — it’s the Sun. Kisosen, Wuriupranili, Huitzilopochtli, Bel, Ra, Sol, Apollo — the Sun has many names and has served many purposes for humanity over the […]


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