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HMNS Weekly Happenings
February 24, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Celebrate Reading Awareness Month with Dino Dave Day, witness the abstract art of Sherry Tseng Hill or dig for fossils with a real paleontologist. All these things and more are possible with HMNS. Check out our weekly happenings below. Wednesday, February 26 SENIOR SOCIAL – WIESS ENERGY HALL 9:00 AM · MORAN CONFERENCE HALL Get […]

Written in the Stars: An Exclusive Interview with HMNS Astronomer James Wooten
February 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

He directs our attention to the skies monthly right here on Beyond Bones and explains the mysteries of the universe every day in the Burke Baker Planetarium to inner-city kids through a program with the Houston Independent School District (HISD), but there is much more to the man behind the stars. I had the pleasure […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings
February 17, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

There’s always something to learn at the museum. The saints are marching in to Mardi Gras this week with the first Mixers & Elixirs of 2020, but wait… there’s more! Check out our weekly happenings below. Wednesday, February 19 CLASS – DIY IRL: BUTTERFLY PINNING AND SHADOW BOX MAKING 6:00 PM · LOWER LEVEL CLASSROOMS […]

What’s In A Birthstone?: Amethyst
February 13, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Amethyst is a mineral known for its eye-grabbing violet hue. There are many examples of this beautiful sight within our Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals, but such a cultural influence can be found in other corners of the museum. February’s birthstone has many tales to tell. One of the most spectacular pieces in the […]

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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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