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Starry Nights

2018 Dates and Times:

Dates Observing Event
January 5 6 - 8 p.m. First Friday - Lunar Eclipse Preview
January 31 5 - 7 a.m. Super Blue Moon Eclipse
February 2 6 - 8 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Preview
March 2 7 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Anatomy
April 6 8 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Flight
April 18 8 - 9 p.m. Sandia Mt. Stargazing
May 4 8:30 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Futurist
June 1 8:30 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Technology
June 30 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Asteroid Day
July 6 8:30 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Da Vinci: Earh Sci.
August 3 8:30 - 9 p.m. First Friday: Mars Close Encounter
September 7 8 - 9 p.m. First Friday
September 12 8 - 9 p.m. Sandia Mt. Stargazing
September 21 TBA Plutopalooza
October 5 7 - 9 p.m. First Friday - Pluto
October 20 7 - 9 p.m. Intl. Observe the Moon Night
November 2 7 - 9 p.m. First Friday
November 26 12 - 4 p.m. InSight Lands on Mars
December 7 6 - 8 p.m. Old Town Holiday Stroll

In 2018, we're offering monthly night-sky observing opportunities to coincide with museum, local, or international events.  More specific information about each activity will be updated below as the day draws closer.  These events are subject to change and may happen at locations other than the museum.
Members of local astronomy groups will help you study the moon and stars through a variety of telescopes. Each event will feature any visible planets and other interesting objects in the sky.
The observing part of any event may be canceled when the sky is cloudy.  If weather conditions are in question, check the museum's Facebook page for updates an hour before each event is scheduled to begin: https://www.facebook.com/NMMNHS


Upcoming Events

December 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda's defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 3 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs.Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat. The show features a variety of classics:

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Up On The Housetop by Jackson 5
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
Deck the Halls by Philharmonic Orchestra
Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones And His City Slickers
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector & Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins
Carol of the Bells by David Foster
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

A somewhat different program, which is the original Laser Holidays show, will kick off a special Laser Family Night at 6 p.m. on December 14.

All regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda's defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 3 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs.Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat. The show features a variety of classics:

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Up On The Housetop by Jackson 5
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
Deck the Halls by Philharmonic Orchestra
Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones And His City Slickers
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector & Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins
Carol of the Bells by David Foster
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

A somewhat different program, which is the original Laser Holidays show, will kick off a special Laser Family Night at 6 p.m. on December 14.

All regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 19, 2018 - 11:00am

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda's defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 3 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs.Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat. The show features a variety of classics:

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Up On The Housetop by Jackson 5
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
Deck the Halls by Philharmonic Orchestra
Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones And His City Slickers
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector & Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins
Carol of the Bells by David Foster
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

A somewhat different program, which is the original Laser Holidays show, will kick off a special Laser Family Night at 6 p.m. on December 14.

All regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda's defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 3 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs.Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat. The show features a variety of classics:

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Up On The Housetop by Jackson 5
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
Deck the Halls by Philharmonic Orchestra
Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones And His City Slickers
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector & Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins
Carol of the Bells by David Foster
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

A somewhat different program, which is the original Laser Holidays show, will kick off a special Laser Family Night at 6 p.m. on December 14.

All regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 11 a.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda's defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

All regularly-scheduled 3 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs.Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat. The show features a variety of classics:

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Up On The Housetop by Jackson 5
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Burl Ives
Winter Wonderland by Eurythmics
Deck the Halls by Philharmonic Orchestra
Jingle Bell Rock by Randy Travis
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
The Chipmunk Song by The Chipmunks
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth by Spike Jones And His City Slickers
Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Ronnie Spector & Darlene Love
Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins
Carol of the Bells by David Foster
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by James Galway

A somewhat different program, which is the original Laser Holidays show, will kick off a special Laser Family Night at 6 p.m. on December 14.

All regularly-scheduled 4 p.m. planetarium programs will be preempted by this laser show December 14 - 21.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. Tickets available the day of the show at the museum box office.


December 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Travel back to the sights and sounds of the Beatles, brought to life in laser light!  Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track. Some of the Beatles' greatest hits are included:

Magical Mystery Tour
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Twist & Shout
A Hard Day's Night
Nowhere Man
Help!
Yesterday
Octopus' Garden
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your seats. Please plan to arrive on time since there is no late seating, even for advanced sales. To receive the $1 discount for attending multiple shows on the same evening, tickets must be purchased at the museum.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. 94 Rock has generously agreed to provide media support for this year’s laser concerts.

Purchase Tickets Here


December 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Travel back to the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, brought to life in laser light!  Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your seats. Please plan to arrive on time since there is no late seating, even for advanced sales. Children under 3 are not admitted to evening shows. To receive the $1 discount for attending multiple shows on the same evening, tickets must be purchased at the museum.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. 94 Rock has generously agreed to provide media support for this year’s laser concerts.

Purchase Tickets Here


December 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

A majority of the songs from Pink Floyd's The Wall will be brought to life in laser light!  Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your seats. Please plan to arrive on time since there is no late seating, even for advanced sales. Children under 3 are not admitted to evening shows. To receive the $1 discount for attending multiple shows on the same evening, tickets must be purchased at the museum.

All proceeds support museum space science programs. 94 Rock has generously agreed to provide media support for this year’s laser concerts.

Purchase Tickets Here


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