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August 2020

Launch Pad Lecture: Joe Kittinger – The Jump to Space

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310 United States
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Speaker: Museum Education Specialist Michael Shinabery The Launch Pad Lecture Series is held on the first Friday of each month on the first floor of the Museum and is free to attend. Museum staff, and sometimes special guest speakers, discuss topics ranging from space history to space future. For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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Science Saturday!: Satellite Rescue – Build a simple robot arm, then figure out how to use it to capture a dying satellite

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tombaugh Education Center, 3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, 88311 United States
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On the second Saturday of every month, kids get to be scientists – mom and dad can help. Join museum educators as they bring science down to earth and then across the universe. Hands-on activities, planetarium programs, and more! For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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September 2020

Launch Pad Lecture: Operation Paperclip

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Speaker: Museum Curator Sue Taylor The Launch Pad Lecture Series is held on the first Friday of each month on the first floor of the Museum and is free to attend. Museum staff, and sometimes special guest speakers, discuss topics ranging from space history to space future. For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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9.11 Commemoration Ceremony

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is honored to host the community’s annual 9.11 Memorial Stair Climb and Commemoration Ceremony in conjunction with the Otero County Fire Fighter’s Association, the City of Alamogordo Fire Department and area first responders. Events include the Memorial Stair Climb in the morning, an evening parade, educational activities and the Commemoration Ceremony at the museum. For more information, contact the Museum Education Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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Science Saturday!: The Camera in Your Head – Dissect a cow’s eye after simple experiments with lenses. Not for the squeamish.

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tombaugh Education Center, 3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, 88311 United States
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On the second Saturday of every month, kids get to be scientists – mom and dad can help. Join museum educators as they bring science down to earth and then across the universe. Hands-on activities, planetarium programs, and more! For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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Great Southwest Star Party!

September 18 - September 21
New Mexico Museum of Space History, 3198 State Route 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310 United States
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Join museum staff for our biggest star party ever on the grounds of the museum. Open to amateur astronomers of all ages, this event offers RV parking and overnight camping at the museum. Special speakers and activities will highlight some of the very best viewings in the country. For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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Into The Vault: The Art of Space

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Into the Vault quarterly presentation is free to the public and starts at 9:00 am on the Museum’s first floor. It is presented by Museum Curator Sue Taylor and Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. For more information, contact the Museum Marketing Department at 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589.

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