Out of Store Events
Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Cosmic Collisions”
Monday, Jan 15, 2018 7:30 PM
3…2…1…BLAST OFF! Award-winning astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Space City with a new lecture entitled “Cosmic Collisions”. The lecture will cover all the things that go bump in the night (and in the day). And yes, the universe wants to kill you: On occasion these collisions — asteroid & comet impacts on Earth, render life extinct. Learn why and how this happens, and what we are doing about it.
Over the years, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become America’s top astrophysicist and a pop culture icon. Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
In addition to dozens of professional publications, Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. Tyson’s latest book, released in May 2017 is Astrophysics for People In A Hurry. This adorably readable book is an introduction to all that you’ve read, and heard about that’s making news in the universe — consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry.
The 2018 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon
River Oaks Country Club
Thursday, April 5, 2018 Check in begins at 11:30 AM
This year’s Luncheon will feature a powerful message of Survival, Recovery and Hope. Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Marcus Luttrell will be the keynote speaker. His book, Lone Survivor, tells the tale of ultimate sacrifice through Luttrell’s sole survival experience in Operation Redwing, a tragic Navy SEALs mission that took the lives of 19 fellow service members. Luttrell’s story is inspiring and engaging and reminds us all that freedom isn’t free. The invocation will be given by Kenneth Gayle, Program Director of Music Doing Good, and Ernie Manouse, a critically acclaimed television host on HoustonPBS, will be the Master of Ceremony.
Battle of San Jacinto Symposium
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the premier academic event for The San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy. The objective of the Symposium is to provide a forum for promoting public awareness and scholarship relating to the Mexican colonial era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845). These pivotal years, the "creation story of modern Texas," mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States.
THE 2018 SYMPOSIUM PLANN!NG IS UNDERWAY. THE TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION IS DIRECTING THIS EFFORT AND DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON.