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Space Science Events
Take in a special planetarium show, look through our 16" observatory telescope, or learn about space at one of our special Space Science themed events!
At this time, no events are scheduled at the museum. Please check back for future events and entrance information.
May 26, 2022 - 6:30pm
Jeff Gilkey has been exploring the New Mexico backcountry in his ultralight trike, sharing his flying adventures through video and photos. A few years ago, Jeff mounted a GoPro Fusion 360 camera on the wingtip of his trike. After seeing his first videos of the remote landscapes of New Mexico, he knew there was only one place that could adequately display these extremely immersive videos – the 55-foot planetarium dome at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. With the collaboration of the planetarium staff, Jeff has created the ultimate aerial tour, revealing the wild and obscure scenic wonders of New Mexico and the Southwest: Ship Rock, Grand Canyon, secret ruins of the Rio Puerco Valley, and much more. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary experience.
Jeff Gilkey flew hang gliders for 10 years in the '80s and '90s and has been flying trikes since 2004. He has logged over 2100 hours in his Aerotrike Cobra on cross country adventures into nearly every corner of New Mexico with many extending into Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Texas. For more information, visit his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/jeffsflightlog
If you have attended Jeff’s previous talks, you know that they normally fill quickly. Space is even more limited in the planetarium, so buy your ticket early and prepare for an exhilarating evening.
$7 ($6 members, $5 students).
Get your tickets online here:
6:30 pm lecture: https://my.nmculture.org/10777/10778
7:30 pm lecture: https://my.nmculture.org/10777/10796
If any seats are available, tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the event.