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    HMNS Special Lecture: Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System

    Presented by at Houston Museum of Natural Science

    November 17, 2009

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    HMNS Special Lecture: Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents a special lecture entitled  Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System.

    Thomas D. Jones (pictured), Astronaut
    Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.

    From space, we see remarkable visual evidence of the natural processes that have shaped the varied planetary landscapes in our solar system: searing lava plains, windswept deserts, active volcanoes,...

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents a special lecture entitled  Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System.

    Thomas D. Jones (pictured), Astronaut
    Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 p.m.

    From space, we see remarkable visual evidence of the natural processes that have shaped the varied planetary landscapes in our solar system: searing lava plains, windswept deserts, active volcanoes, up-thrust mountains, creeping glaciers and stark impact craters. From the international fleet of spacecraft on and around Mars, to the Cassini Saturn mission, and the once-hidden surface of Mercury, these striking images help us understand the powerful forces that have shaped our own planet, and inform humanity’s age-old quest for other worlds like our own.

    Astronaut Tom Jones will present compelling new images of Earth—many captured by Space Shuttle and Space Station crewmembers—and remarkable scenes of alien surfaces beamed to Earth by our far-ranging robotic probes.

    Following the lecture Tom Jones will sign copies of his new book Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System written with noted planetary geologist Ellen Stofan.


    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Member-Adult $12.00
    Member-Child (<18) $12.00
    Adult $17.00
    Child (3-11) $17.00
    Senior (62+) $17.00
    College (Current ID) $17.00
    Group (20+ persons) $17.00


    General Day and Time Info:

    6:30pm


    phone: (713) 639-4629

    Parking:

    Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline, just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for museum patrons and $7 for all others. In addition, some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.



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