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Space Science Events
2017 Dates and Times:
|January 9||7 - 8 p.m.||Final Lunar Monday|
|February 3||7 - 9 p.m.||First Friday: Dinosaurs|
|March 25||7:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Earth Hour|
|April 5||8 - 9 p.m.||Sandia Mt. Stargazing|
|May 5||8:30 - 10 p.m.||First Friday: Geology|
|June 30||TBA||Asteroid Day|
|July TBA||TBA||Wild Music Under the Stars|
|August 4||8:30 - 10 p.m.||First Friday: Total Solar Eclipse|
|September 27||8 - 9 p.m.||Sandia Mt. Stargazing|
|October 28||TBA||Intl. Observe the Moon Night|
|November 3||7 - 9 p.m.||First Friday: Wild Music|
|December 1||7 - 9 p.m.||Old Town Holiday Stroll|
In 2017, 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. Notice that some events may happen at locations other than the museum.
Members of The Albuquerque Astronomical Society 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.
International SUNday will also be celebrated on June 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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/
August 4, 2017 - 5:30pm
On August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. with a few people able to see a totally eclipsed sun. This First Friday will explain why eclipses happen and how to view this one safely. More details about this event are coming soon.
November 3, 2017 - 5:30pm
Explore the Wild Music exhibit and hear sounds from around the world during this $5 First Friday. More details about this event are coming soon.