HMNS Weekly Happenings


December 7, 2016
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Christmas Astronomy Lecture

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“The Star of Bethlehem: Mystery, History and Science”

Carolyn Sumners, Ed.D.

Thursday, December 8, 6 p.m.

Learn the science behind the Star of Bethlehem– star, planet, comet or miracle? Explore the leading theories of the heavenly light that might have guided the wise men from the east to Bethlehem. Using the new Tru-8K system’s star Field simulator, Dr. Carolyn Sumners will recreate the night sky at the date and time of Christ’s birth to see what the wise men could have seen and to discover if the Star of Bethlehem was a celestial event or a miracle. Includes showing of “Mystery of the Christmas Star.” Click here to learn more.

Members $12, Tickets $18

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Photo credit: Evans & Sutherland Digital Theater

 

Holiday Special Tour

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“Trains Over Texas”

Glen Rosenbaum and David Temple, Conductors

Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.

Glen Rosenbaum and David Temple, our conductors for this evening, will take you on a voyage to unique places in our great state’s geology and physiography via HMNS new 2,500 square foot train exhibit – the largest indoor O scale model railroad in Texas. Destinations include oil country salt domes, prairies and wetlands of the Texas coast, and state and national monuments such as Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, The Balcones Escarpment and Big Bend. Click here to learn more.

Members $15, Tickets $23

Purchase your tickets here

Photo credit: HMNS

Behind-The-Scenes Tour

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“Mummies of the World: The Exhibition”

Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition presents a collection of mummies from Europe, South America and ancient Egypt-some 4,500 years old.

Go behind-the-scenes and learn about mummies and mummification through state-of-the-art multimedia, interactive stations and 3D animation, highlighting advances in the scientific methods used to study mummies, including computed tomography (CT), ancient DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, all of which allows us to know who these mummified individuals were, where they came from and where they lived. Click here to learn more.

Members $22, Tickets $39

Purchase your tickets here

Mummies Exhibition: mummiesoftheworld.com

Photo credit: HMNS

Chris
Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…

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