Join us on October 3, 2019 as we present famed gemcutter Scott Sucher, a gemcutter with a unique passion for creating replicas of famous diamonds. He has been given special access to diamonds from the vaults of major museums around the world, most notably the Smithsonian Institution to study the Hope Diamond. Access to these stones allowed Scott to painstakingly study them and take measurements that allow him to create high-fidelity replicas of them in his New Mexico studio.
The lecture October 3, 2019 begins at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM for a reception with light refreshments. This event is free to members and only $10 to non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required, even for members.
Noted gemcutter Scott Sucher to speak on the history of the Hope Diamond On Thursday evening October 3, 2019 Scott Sucher will talk about the history of the Hope diamond from the mining of the Tavernier Blue diamond, its metamorphosis into the French Blue, and creation of the Hope diamond, Scott Sucher will take you (more…)
New this year, we are partnering with the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory to bring you science and family fun at Volcano Day at the Rice Museum.
On Saturday, June 2, 2018, CVO scientists will give short talks throughout the day on our Cascades volcanoes and volcano science. Have a question about the volcanoes in your backyard? Wondering what’s going on with the eruption in Hawai’i? Ask the experts!
Hands-on activities for all ages will take place in our galleries and on the lawn. And don’t miss Trash-Cano, the explosive eruption demonstration that will happen after each talk!
Local collector Mike Medvec will also be displaying his extensive collection of memorabilia from the famous 1980 eruption at Mt. St. Helens.
Don’t miss the fun! Event runs 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included with regular museum admission.
Zoned zircon at 200x magnification. Image courtesy Union College.
Curator Leslie Moclock will be giving this month’s OMSI Science Pub lecture at the Venetian Theatre & Bistro in Hillsboro, OR.
Everyone knows that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. But have you ever wondered how we figured out that number? Come discover the secrets of geochronology and learn how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils. From maps and sledgehammers to radioactive crystals and cutting-edge electronics, this talk illuminates the tools and techniques used to investigate the history of our Earth.
Date: Monday, June 27
Time: 7-9 PM
$5 suggested cover charge
Venetian Theatre & Bistro
253 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Oregon