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Space Science Events
Take in a special planetarium show, look through our 16" observatory telescope, or learn about space at one of our special Space Science themed events!
At this time, no events are scheduled at the museum. Please check back for future events and entrance information.
August 20, 2022 - 10:00am
Learn the latest updates from the James Webb Space Telescope. UNM professors Dr. Diana Dragomir, who is on the team of astronomers interpreting Webb’s images, and Tony Hull, who supervised the polishing of Webb’s mirrors, will both describe how the space observatory functions and what we have learned from the information it’s collected so far. During a special presentation in the planetarium at 1 p.m., Mr. Hull will share insights into Webb’s mission that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! Other events happening from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. include VR experiences, table activities, and videos. Visit Webb’s website here: https://webb.nasa.gov
August 29, 2022 - 9:00am
The Artemis I mission is currently scheduled to launch on August 29 sometime after 6:30 a.m. If that launch happens, activities which relate to this first in a series of missions to the moon will be available during the museum’s regular hours, starting at 9 a.m. They will include table activities, videos, and a showing of program “Forward to the Moon” in the planetarium at noon. The launch will be replayed in the ViewSpace theater at 1 p.m. Find out more about Artemis here: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis