Lectures at the Petroleum Museum
Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series – underwritten by Abell-Hanger Foundation
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.
September 23rd Speaker: Colonel Terry Virts – View from Above
Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360-degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.
Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
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 Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Admission is always free. Drinks and dessert are provided.
October 14th Speaker: Rebecca Dodge, Texas as Art
Rebecca L. Dodge, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Environmental Science at Midwestern State University. Texas as Art is an exhibit of Landsat imagery processed with the support of the U.S. Geological Survey. Caprock Canyon State Park, Lake Arrowhead State Park, Abilene State Park, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park are featured along with images from far West Texas. Lone Star State landscapes, ecoregions, geology, and natural resources are displayed as works of art. Imagery from the Landsat satellites – observing our world for almost 50 years – is enabling protection and management of our natural resources. Please join us as Dr. Dodge presents this incredible scientific artwork of the beautiful state of Texas.