Fireworks, Drive-In Style Viewing, Open House, and Free Star Shows on July 4!

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The Museum of Space History is proud to host the City of Alamogordo’s Annual fireworks show and welcomes the Space Hall of Fame July 4th Extravaganza Drive-In! As a museum/foundation member benefit, members get to watch the show from the grounds of the museum. There will also be a special museum open house that evening […]

Museum Astronomy League Meeting and Free Public Moon Gazing

Tombaugh Education Building 3198 State Route 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The Museum of Space History Astronomy League will be hosting an in-person meeting followed by a free public moon gazing event on July 7. The Astronomy League meeting begins at 7:30 pm and the Public Moon Gazing activity begins at 8:00 pm, weather permitting. The Astronomy League meeting will be held in the Tombaugh Education […]

Science Saturday at Pizza 9 – Exploring the Universe: Star Formation

Pizza9 at the White Sands Mall Alamogordo, NM

Rocketeer Academy’s monthly Science Saturday event will take place this Saturday. The topic is Exploring the Universe: Star Formation.  See how you can use a hairdryer to “clump” space gas and dust (ping pong balls) and imitate the formation of stars and planets! Science Saturday is always free and open to the public. It’s geared […]

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Museum of Space History Quarterly Governor’s Commission Meeting

The Governor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History will hold a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Friday, July 29, 2022, beginning at 1:00 pm inside the Tombaugh Education Center on the campus of the museum. The Commission’s agenda will be posted to the NM Culture website at least 72 hours prior to […]

Free Launch Pad Lecture Features Joe Kittinger

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The monthly Launch Pad Lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Space History will feature Museum Education Specialist Mike Shinabery. His topic will be “Joe Kittinger – the Longest Leap” and will highlight Kittinger’s life and connections to the local area. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be held on Friday, September 2. The topic […]

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Free Launch Pad Lecture: Destination Moon and the Films that Made Us Ask “What if?”

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The monthly Launch Pad Lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Space History will feature Museum Education Director Dave Dooling. His topic will be “Destination Moon and the Films that Made Us Ask “What if?” and will highlight the connection between science fiction films and science fact.   The next Launch Pad Lecture will be […]

Science Saturday Sept. 10

Pizza9 at the White Sands Mall Alamogordo, NM

Rocketeer Academy’s monthly Science Saturday event will take place Saturday, Sept. 10. The topic is PUNCH the Sun. Why does the Moon block the Sun from view? And what causes the beautiful light show during an eclipse? Get ready for the Great American Eclipse of 2023, and discover how New Mexico natives may have recorded […]

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Museum to Host 9.11 Stair Climb Relay

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The Museum of Space History is pleased to host the annual 9.11 Stair Climb Relay, sponsored by the Alamogordo Fire Department. Teams of up to four participants climb the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center in tribute to the fallen heroes of Sept. 11. Registration begins at 7:30 am on the […]

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Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

Smithsonian Magazine has designated Saturday, September 17, 2022 as the 18th annual Museum Day. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is The American Experience with the goal of highlighting the exciting world of art, culture, science, innovation, and history on display at museums nationwide. Participating museums across the United States offer free admission to […]

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Monthly Launch Pad Lecture “Exoplanets: We are Not Alone

Museum of Space History 3198 State Rd. 2001, Alamogordo, NM

The monthly Launch Pad Lecture at the Museum of Space History will feature Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola. His topic will be “Exoplanets: We are Not Alone,” and will highlight the amazing variety of worlds discovered beyond our solar system. From giant hot planets to Earth-like worlds in abundance, discover what's really out there, and […]

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Free Star Party!

The Museum of Space History’s Astronomy League is hosting a Free Star Party! Check out a gorgeous crescent moon, see giant Jupiter and the rings of Saturn, and many other celestial bodies! When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Where: In the large parking lot above the Tombaugh Education Building on […]

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