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SUBJECT: NEW EXHIBIT – Windows on Nature


Susan Romberg
Texas Natural Science Center

Opening November 6th, the Center’s newest exhibit, Windows on Nature, features the photographic art of Austinite John Ingram and includes brilliant color close-ups of native Texas wildlife.

Windows on Nature is on display through April 30, 2009, at the Center’s exhibit hall, the Texas Memorial Museum, located two blocks north of the UT football stadium at 2400 Trinity Street.

About the Photographer:
John Ingram’s recent work in digital photography combines his interest in nature and science. John holds university degrees in Chemistry, Geophysics, and Aeronautical and Engineering Sciences. He has worked as a professor of mathematical sciences at Rice University, and corporate vice president and chief technical officer of Schlumberger Limited. Most recently, he has served on the external advisory boards of the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences at California Institute of Technology, the School of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Center for Research in Parallel Computation at Rice University. His work has been recently featured in exhibitions at Austin Bergstrom International Airport and he is working on a text about the use and future of digital photography in the study of nature. His work can be viewed online at http://www.windowsonnature.com/.

Texas Memorial Museum is part of the Texas Natural Science Center at UT Austin. The Museums mission: to encourage awareness and appreciation of the interplay of biological, geological and environmental forces as they have shaped, are shaping and will shape our world.

Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Museum is located at 2400 Trinity Street (2 blocks north of the UT stadium). ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION.
For more information about the Texas Memorial Museum, visit www.texasmemorialmuseum.org

About UT’s Texas Natural Science Center:
The Center encourages awareness of biological diversity through research, exhibits, and education/outreach and is made up of the Texas Memorial Museum, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab, and the Texas Natural History Collections. The Center’s leading-edge research in the disciplines of paleontology, geology, biology, herpetology, ichthyology and entomology has amassed a collection of 5.7 million specimens. All exhibits and education/outreach programs are based on these specimens, most of which are from Texas and many of which are unique and irreplaceable. Exhibits and educational programming spotlight evolution and biodiversity, dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and minerals. The Center welcomes more than 75,000 visitors to its exhibit hall, the Texas Memorial Museum, annually. The Center is the leader in science education enrichment for Central Texas, with community outreach that includes teacher training workshops, K-12 classroom presentations reaching 800+ students each semester, public events that draw more than 8,000 visitors annually, partnerships with other science organizations, and a website featuring virtual exhibits with educational materials for teachers and leading-edge research data.

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