The movie that posed the question “What if?” in 1968 was definitely 2001: A Space Odyssey. What if aliens planted the seeds of humans on earth? (poster courtesy IMBD)
Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey premiered and literally changed the way the world thought of space – and what’s in it.
Did you know there are conspiracy theories about the movie? Did you know that before Stanley Kubrick met Arthur C. Clarke, Kubrick thought Clarke lived in a tree?
On Friday, April 6, join Museum Educator Michael Shinabery as he explores the mystery of the Space Odyssey – during the free Launch Pad Lecture titled 2001: A Space Odyssey That Changed the Way We Think.
A selection of artifacts related to the movie will be on display during the lecture.
The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum’s first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.
The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available on the museum’s YouTube channel.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589, visit the website or like their facebook page.
The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on May 4, 2018, and the topic will be Lucky Lindy: The Man Behind the Mystique with Museum Educator Michael Shinabery.