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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester Comes To HMNS
May 4, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  We all learned in school that James Watt created the first useful steam engine, but did you know that his machine was still extremely inefficient until John Wilkinson’s method of boring holes through solid blocks of iron allowed precision cylinders to be produced? It turns out the element of “exactness” is very important to […]

Stars At War: Binary Stars, Cannibals, Cataclysmic Variables and Warped Space!
May 3, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

By Ralph Philips. HMNS Sugarland Docent, edited by James Wooten, HMNS  Astronomer May the fourth is coming, and with it some positively stellar events hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science to mark the occasion. There’s the May the Fourth mixer at our Main campus, and a Stellar Wars presentation with crafts and games […]

Bug Love! The Art Of Finding A Mate In The Insect World
February 14, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Every year on Valentine’s Day, we in the Cockrell Butterfly Center like to think about all our favorite insects and the methods they use to find mates. From special pheromones to elaborate mating rituals, every insect has a way to find a mate (or more often, multiple mates)!   It’s the smell that counts […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
February 12, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Cultural Feast – A Renaissance Condottieri Banquet…A Knight to Remember Art, warfare, intrigue, and cuisine often melded during the Italian Renaissance. Places such as Milan and northern Italy were important centers for the manufacture of the exquisite armor worn by kings and nobles throughout Europe during battles. Artists including Leonardo da Vinci often designed fortifications […]



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