generally meets the third Wednesday of each month, August through May.
We now meet in Penn State's Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, on White Course Drive off North Atherton Street.
See driving directions and campus maps.
All are welcome to attend our meetings!
Parents must provide supervision of minors.
Mineral collectors and rockhounds, earth scientists and dinosaur lovers will all enjoy our activities.
NMS May 15th regular meeting:
Nittany Mineralogical Society
Our May 2019 meeting will be held Wednesday the 15th in room 116 (smaller auditorium) Earth & Engineering Sciences Building (EESB) on the west side of the Penn State campus in State College, PA. Maps are available on our web site.
6:45 to 7:45 p.m.: Social hour, special refreshments
7:45 to 8:00 p.m.: Announcements, questions, answers
about 8:00 p.m.: featured program
The event has free admission, free parking, and free refreshments, and is open to all; parents/guardians must provide supervision of minors. Bring your friends and share an interesting evening!
This presentation has been rescheduled from our snowed-out February meeting.
This is it, the twenty-fifth anniversary of our first meeting! I offer my congratulations and deep gratitude to those whose involvement and support have kept the Society such an active organization through those decades. I wasn’t involved at the beginning, which makes me even more impressed with those who were. Our program will present a look back at our Society’s beginning and its 25-year history; those who have their own stories and remembrances are invited to present them. We recently received materials from the estate of Charlotte Smith which include photographs of early NMS activities, and papers from the earlier Nittany Valley Mineral Club, so we will include some of those. On this anniversary, we'll review and reflect, and think about the next year and the next 25 years.
See the full illustrated article and other current news in the February Bulletin (link at top of sidebar at left).
DRIVING DIRECTIONS and PARKING for Earth & Engineering Sciences Building meetings on the Penn State campus (NOT Minerals Junior Ed. Day): After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, free parking is available immediately across the street from the building. From North Atherton St. (Business Rt. 322) between College Avenue and Park Avenue, turn west (toward the golf course) off North Atherton at the traffic signal marked "White Course Drive." Go past the parking attendant's booth, follow the curve to the left, then turn right into the parking lot before reaching the stop sign. The building entrance is a little beyond the center of the lot, at the crosswalk. Enter the building, then go all the way across the lobby for our social hour & meeting room. We have a simple map at http://www.nittanymineral.org/EESBmap.jpg. For official campus maps see http://www.geog.psu.edu/print-campus-maps .
NMS has in stock T-shirts in Galapagos blue, Texas orange (both shown here) and royal blue.
A station at our Minerals Junior Education Day
2016: CELESTINE: Pennsylvania State Mineral?
Collecting crystals in a quarry
We have 2013 (and other) posters for sale!