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Reflect, refract, get the facts! Join us for a telescope class April 6 at the George Observatory
March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Scope out your new telescope at one of our informative telescope classes. Our refracting/reflecting scope class April 6 at 3 p.m. will teach beginner astronomers how to set up their ‘scopes, as well as some star formations to look for. Image via the Beaumont Enterprise Then, at 4:30 p.m., our go-to/computerized telescope class will lend […]

Field Notes: Egyptologist Peter Lacovara takes us back to Abydos
March 28, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator at Emory University’s Carlos Museum, has worked on numerous expeditions in Egypt and published several books on his work and experience, including The Pyramids and Sphinx, Tombs and Temples of Giza, and Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptology. Dr. Lacovara earned his Ph.D in Egyptian […]

Visit our butterfly beauties at Primavera through April 7 at the Houston Galleria!
March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Every year, the Houston Galleria hosts Primavera: a springtime celebration of all things blooming. As in the past, the Museum got in on Primavera this year with a butterfly garden installation: Visit our flappers in their fabulous temporary digs through April 7 on the ground floor of Galleria 4, in between Ann Taylor and Gigi’s […]

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 […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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