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Space Science Events
2018 Dates and Times:
|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||TBA||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|
|October 5||7 - 9 p.m.||First Friday|
|October 20||TBA||Intl. Observe the Moon Night|
|November 2||7 - 9 p.m.||First Friday|
|November 26||TBA||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
March 2, 2018 - 5:30pm
Anatomy experts will describe how they teach the structure of the human body.
April 6, 2018 - 5:30pm
Learn how da Vinci’s study of natural flight eventually lead to all modern aircraft.
May 4, 2018 - 5:30pm
See how modern defensive systems work, some of which were inspired by da Vinci’s drawings.
June 1, 2018 - 5:30pm
Discover how mechanical technology from the Renaissance is used to explore other planets.
July 6, 2018 - 5:30pm
Learn about da Vinci’s observations on the land, sea, and sky.