Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!
Lecture – Richard III Rediscovered By Sarah Hainsworth
Tuesday, April 21
The discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a parking lot-next to a space marked “R”-has stirred much excitement. Richard’s remains speak to us in a way that texts or artifacts do not, reaching out to give us more accurate insights to his life, following years of calumny. Dr. Turi King, geneticists on the Richard II Project at the University of Leicester, will discuss the project’s findings and how history, archaeology and genetics were woven together to learn more about Richard III. After the talk, you’re invited to a festival featuring food, drink, dance and music inspired by the Renaissance. Tribute will be paid to William Shakespeare-Richard’s most controversial publicist, and a special guest will join the festivities! Renaissance attire is welcome.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Archaeology Institute of America – Houston Society.
Lecture – Update In Egyptology With Researchers: Salima Ikram, Joseph Wegner, Kara Cooney
Wednesday, April 22
Salima Ikram, Ph.D. of the American University in Cairo, Joseph Wegner, Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania, Kara Cooney, Ph.D. of UCLA-leading Egyptologists in Houston for the American Research Center in Egypt’s Annual Conference-will give updates on their different areas of specialization. This lecture is co-sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt.
HMNS at Sugar Land
Saturday, April 25
Travel with us on this family-friendly tour of India and explore the culture without the baggage fees or jet lag. Crafts, Rangoli, native cuisine and other entertainment inspired by India.
25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope Celebration
Saturday, April 25
April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only one that chooses to use an eyepiece.