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Salt: The mineral we take for granted and why it is so important to the Houston area
April 18, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

 By Randy J. Bruner, HMNS Sugar Land Docent   Halite (NaCl) is the mineral commonly referred to as salt. This simple mineral has had a varied and important impact on the history of mankind. It has been used as currency and has formed the basis for development of entire communities and industries. We need this […]

Sky Happenings In March, 2018
March 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

  Brilliant winter stars shift towards the southwest during March.  Dazzling Orion is almost due south at dusk.  His three-starred belt is halfway between reddish Betelgeuse and bluish Rigel.  Orion’s belt points up to Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull.  To Orion’s upper left are the twin stars Castor and Pollux, marking the heads of Gemini, […]

Update On Waugh bridge bat colony hit by Hurricane Harvey associated flooding
February 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

  By Tim McSweeny and Dan Brooks, Ph.D. Last year Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, with flooding covering streets, bayous and communities throughout Houston after the storm deposited about three feet of rain.  One of the many parts of the city affected by the storm was the colony of Free-tailed bats living under the […]

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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