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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.

Upcoming Events

August 20, 2022 - 10:00am

Images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope captivated the world when they were released last month.  Now get the inside story on how they came to be, and what we can learn from them, led by experts who assisted with the mission.  UNM professors Dr. Diana Dragomir, who is on the team of astronomers interpreting Webb’s images, and Tony Hull, who supervised the polishing of Webb’s mirrors, will describe how the space observatory functions and what we have discovered from the information it’s collected so far.

During a special presentation in the planetarium at 1 p.m., Prof. Hull will share insights into Webb’s mission that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!  Other events happening from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. include VR experiences, table activities, and videos.  Visit Webb’s website here:

The event is included with museum admission, making this an extra-special day to visit!  Prof. Hull’s presentation will take place in the planetarium with a limited number of seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. The other activities will take place in the museum’s atrium. 

August 29, 2022 - 9:00am

The Artemis I mission is currently scheduled to launch on August 29 sometime after 6:30 a.m.  If that launch happens, activities which relate to this first in a series of missions to the moon will be available during the museum’s regular hours, starting at 9 a.m.  They will include table activities, videos, and a showing of program “Forward to the Moon” in the planetarium at noon.  The launch will be replayed in the ViewSpace theater at 1 p.m.  Find out more about Artemis here:

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