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Special Lecture -- Fly Me To Mars!


Larry Crumpler, Ph.D. 

The Mars Opportunity Rover has been exploring the Red Planet for over 1/3 of the time the museum has been open, so as part of Space Science Month during the museum’s 30th anniversary celebration, find out what the rover is currently studying in this live program.  The mission’s planning lead, Dr. Larry Crumpler, will present panoramas of Mars encircling the planetarium dome and recreating the feeling of standing on another world!  The new planetarium projection system’s technology will also be used to orbit Mars and describe its surface from above.

Held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 • (505) 841-2800 Visit:

Purchase in advance online to guarantee your seats, go to  Online lecture tickets sales for this event stops at 12 am, midnight, on the day of the lecture.Tickets may be purchased at the NMMNH&S's Admissions desk the day of the event, depending on availability, as a first come first server basis at 1pm. This Special lecture will be held in the Planetarium. 

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science reserves the right to cancel any event that does not reach a minimum of 6 participants. 


$8 Adults, $7 Member/Seniors, $5 Student
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