• May 16, 2022

Tags : New Mexico Museum of Space History

New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo set to

Officials with the New Mexico Museum of Space History, announced that they will re-open to the public on National Space Day, Friday, May 7.  “We are all very excited to welcome the public back into the museum,” said Executive Director Christopher Orwoll. “While we have been closed, there’s been a lot of work going on […]Read More

NM Museum of Space officials look back on decade of

As the decade of the 20’s launches, officials with the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo are taking a look back at their successes from the past decade. In 2012, the Museum reached an historic low point in attendance – a decline that started in the late 1980s and grew progressively worse until […]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

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

Dear Santa, I Want a Telescope for Christmas!

It’s that holiday time of year again and your aspiring young astronomer is begging for a telescope for Christmas. No need to panic! It’s a wonderful thing that the spark of curiosity is there. If you nurture that spark with the right purchase choice, it could turn into a life-long hobby or more. For most […]Read More

Author Richard Jurek to Speak at New Mexico Museum of

Although collecting $2 bills seems like something anyone might do, the difference when Richard Jurek does it is that those bills have flown in space and been signed by astronauts. Jurek, an internationally known collector of space memorabilia and co-author of the best-selling book “Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program” will […]Read More

NM Museum of Space hosts October lecture – A Lieutenant

When you hear about balloons, the first thing that comes to mind may be the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. But did you know that balloons were also once part of the early space program? Project Manhigh was established in 1955 at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. The program consisted of a series […]Read More

NM Museum of Space History hosting free Public Star Gazing

On Sunday evening, June 2, the public is invited to join amateur astronomers attending the Great Southwest Star Party at the New Mexico Museum of Space History for a free public night of star gazing. Astronomers will share their telescopes and knowledge of the cosmos with all who attend. Beginning at 6:00 pm that evening, […]Read More