Lectures at the Petroleum Museum

 Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series

The Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series brings explorers, photographers, scientists, and historians from all over the world to the Permian Basin. Special thanks to the Abell Hanger Foundation for their sponsorship of these events. This is a free, ticketed event. For reservations, call 432-683-4403 or reserve online by clicking here.

Planetary Resources, Inc. is an American company that has a stated goal to “expand Earth’s natural resource base” by developing and deploying the technologies for asteroid mining. The development of asteroid mining is an exciting project; and Planetary Resources’ recent partnership and grants from the government of Luxembourg adds even more credibility to this fascinating venture. Planetary Resources is to launch its first commercial asteroid prospecting mission by 2020. A Mars colonization plan to include refueling rockets from in-space fuel depots has been unveiled, impacting humanity’s economic footprint in the Solar System.”It sounds like science fiction and the initial reaction is disbelief,” said Lewicki, “But people realize after going through the details that not only what Planetary Resources is working towards is possible, it’s inevitable.”


Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series

The Petroleum Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures give our community the chance to visit with authors, scientists, artists, and historians who recount the petroleum industry’s beginning, present and future, along with topics of local and historical interest.  These lectures are sponsored by the Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust. Admission is always free. Dessert and drinks provided.
Sheila DeVore – Library Manager, Midland Energy Library
Midland Energy Library is a non-profit library established to house and preserve scientific petroleum data on the west Texas and New Mexico regions for present and future researchers in the oil and gas industry. From the first electric logs ever performed in the area to the most recent completion cards, the library strives to be the most complete source for petroleum data in the Permian Basin. Since opening in May 1986, the library database has grown with a continuing stream of industry contributions. Join us for an energizing lecture!
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