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Lectures & Presentations

Monthly public lectures for adults and older children presenting eminent scientists and currently newsworthy "hot topics" in science, or topics that relate to the Museum's exhibits, DynaTheater films, or Planetarium shows.

Lecture Events

Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
An interesting and informative evening talk for the general public by an eminent scientist or engineer working in New Mexico or researching a topic of interest to New Mexicans.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
An interesting and informative evening talk for the general public by an eminent scientist or engineer working in New Mexico or researching a topic of interest to New Mexicans.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for review of what birds we could view on a day-long journey at New Mexico's own world-famous refuge south of Socorro.
Friday, January 22, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Join us for a casual discussion followed by a themed tour. Limited to 15 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
30th Anniversary Special Event. An interesting and informative evening talk for the general public by an eminent scientist or engineer working in New Mexico or researching a topic of interest to New Mexicans.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
30th Anniversary Special Event. An interesting and informative evening talk for the general public by an eminent scientist or engineer working in New Mexico or researching a topic of interest to New Mexicans.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Larry Crumpler, will present panoramas of Mars encircling the planetarium dome and recreating the feeling of standing on another world!
Thursday, April 7, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Join us for a casual discussion followed by a themed tour. Limited to 15 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catastrophic changes at the end of the Cretaceous brought an end to the Age of Reptiles and cleared the way for the Age of Mammals. In the post-apocalyptic world of the earliest Cenozoic, mammals rapidly diversified and evolved and, for the first time, became the dominant terrestrial animal. New Mexico preserves one of the best records of mammal evolution during the first few million years of the Age of Mammals.
Saturday, May 7, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
We all know what the Internet is and how useful it is to our everyday lives. The next big thing is the “Internet of Things” or IoT for short.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
A new Mars update.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
A new Mars update.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Hiking in New Mexico’s National Forests is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with your “wild side.” It is a treat to see some of the forest’s large predators in their natural habitat, but it is always wise to practice common sense safety tips.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Join us for a casual discussion followed by a themed tour. Limited to 15 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum.
Friday, September 23, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Mosquito-borne viruses in the Americas have undergone a cataclysmic shift over the past decade. Rates of dengue fever have surged across North and South America including Florida, Hawaii, and regions of the U.S.- Mexico border.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The annual World Space Week is the largest international celebration of space science and technology and their contributions to the betterment of the human condition. Find out more about it at http://www.worldspaceweek.org "Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future" is the theme of this year’s event and the museum is hosting three public talks by local experts.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The annual World Space Week is the largest international celebration of space science and technology and their contributions to the betterment of the human condition. Find out more about it at http://www.worldspaceweek.org "Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future" is the theme of this year’s event and the museum is hosting three public talks by local experts.
Friday, October 7, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The annual World Space Week is the largest international celebration of space science and technology and their contributions to the betterment of the human condition. Find out more about it at http://www.worldspaceweek.org "Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future" is the theme of this year’s event and the museum is hosting three public talks by local experts.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 11:30am
The final guided tour of the museum's exhibition "STARTUP" will be presented this Wednesday morning.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Join us for a casual discussion followed by a themed tour. Limited to 15 people and includes coffee, light refreshments, and Museum.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The NEW Panama Canal has just opened for business; and during the past 6 years an international team of scientists has taken advantage of the construction to study the region.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:00am
A fun opportunity to learn something new about science with an emphasis on New Mexico. Many classes blend art or history with science.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for review of what birds we could view on a day-long journey at New Mexico's own world-famous refuge south of Socorro.
Friday, February 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
A talk and publication signing by Chaco Canyon archaeoastronomy researcher Anna Sofaer.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
As drought, climate change and growing population strain western water supplies, it is easy to slip into a narrative of crisis and despair. But communities from farm towns to big cities are adapting remarkably, suggesting we can not only survive but also thrive in a water-constrained future.
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