• May 9, 2021

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NM Museum of Space History features ‘Road Trip to the

February 18 celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by New Mexico’s most famous adopted astronomer, Clyde W. Tombaugh who made the discovery at just 24 years old; Tombaugh would have been 114 this February 4. On Friday, February 7, Dr. John Spencer, Deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, shares […]Read More

Museum Offers Preservation Workshop – A Beginner’s Guide

New Mexico Museum of Space History officials announced this week  a new series of free quarterly programs aimed at helping people learn how to preserve and protect their family valuables and heirlooms. The first Preservation Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, beginning at 9:00 am on the Museum’s first floor. The title of the program is A […]Read More

Educator Evening planned at Space Museum in Alamogordo on Thursday

An Educator’s Evening is planned at the New Mexico Museum of Space History on Thursday, January 16 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus. Activities for the evening are free to teachers and include a catered taco bar, door prizes, planetarium programs and demonstrations. “We can never show our […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History launches New Astronomy Club

A new year brings a new Astronomy Club, launched by the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. Led by museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola, this organizational meeting is free to attend and is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, at 7:00 pm in the Tombaugh Education Building on the museum’s campus. “The goal of this […]Read More

Museum hosts free Telescope Workshop for new users

The New Mexico Museum of Space History education department will be holding a free telescope workshop on Saturday, January 4, in the front classroom of the Tombaugh Building beginning at 10:00 am. The focus of the workshop will be on showing new telescope users the basics of set-up and viewing. “Buying a telescope as a […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History hosting free lecture on Space

Almost 160 years ago, a massive solar flare with the energy of 10 billion atomic bombs resulted in the largest geomagnetic storm on Earth ever recorded. It caused sparks to shower from telegraph machines and set papers nearby ablaze. The night sky was so bright that birds began chirping and laborers began their daily chores.  […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ Features

While SpaceX and Blue Origin are stunning the world with their vertical launch, vertical landing vehicles, in the early ‘90s, that exact type of spacecraft was tested at White Sands Missile Range. On Saturday, December 22, visitors can join New Mexico Museum of Space History Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry for the […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History Hosts Moon Over the Museum

Once a year, everyone on Earth is invited to join together and learn about our planets nearest neighbor, the Moon. This year, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, in conjunction with NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night, will be hosting Moon Over the Museum on Saturday, October 20. This free event starts at 6:30 […]Read More