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New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium to Open July 1
New Name, New Projector & New Movies! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 20, 2016) - The New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, formerly the Tombaugh Theater, will open to the public on Friday, July 1. Featuring the world’s first Spitz Scidome 4k Laser fulldome planetarium projection system, the theater will premier one new giant screen film, two digital planetarium shows and . . .
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July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Museum Members Gain Early Entry (Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 14, 2016) - The City of Alamogordo’s annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, a community tradition for 38 years, is scheduled for Monday, July 4th. The show is one of the largest in the state. Museum members have the opportunity to tailgate in the museum’s parking lot and enjoy live music along with the fireworks show. . .
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Museum’s Dome Theater To Close for Upgrades
Re-Opening July 1 With New Name, New Projector & New Movies! (Alamogordo, New Mexico, May 10, 2016) - In the early 1980’s, the New Mexico Museum of Space History proudly opened the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater & Planetarium – a state of the art facility and the only one of its kind for hundreds of miles. Named after the discoverer of the smallest planet, the the. . .
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Featured Exhibit

The Basin Overlook
The Basin Overlook exhibit answers the question "Why the New Mexico Museum of Space History?" by highlighting events in the Tularosa Basin and greater New Mexico that advanced our exploration and knowledge of space. The gallery provides a magnificent view of the Tularosa Basin, home of Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range. . . .
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The International Space Hall of Fame
The International Space Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to recognize the imagination, efforts, and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man's knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space. See all inductees in the International Space Hall of Fame online at www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffam. . .
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Looking Out, Looking Back
Looking out, looking back. Before man could travel in space, satellites explored the unknown frontier, testing for possible fatal effects of space travel. Today satellites help to conserve and manage resources, and support the global positioning system, telecommunications, and national defense. This gallery tells the story of the remarkable technology of the satellite. . . .
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Space Science in New Mexico
Space Science in New Mexico. New Mexico, and specifically the Tularosa Basin, has been home to many space pioneers and developments that made space travel possible. This gallery features a fuel injector from one of Robert Goddard's rockets and instruments from the German V-2 rockets tested at White Sands Missile Range. Of special interest are the training coveralls worn . . .
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NM Space Trail Summer Camp 2016 Upcoming Lectures
IMAX Movies

Live Planetarium Star Talk
Join our educators inside the dome for a trip through the universe. Learn about our solar system. . .

UPCOMING Journey to Space
Starting July 1st Journey To Space showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space. . .

Sunstruck
Funded by NASA and developed by the Michigan Science Center, this fulldome planetarium show take. . .

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Plan Your Visit

Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
9am-5pm.

Admission:
Adults $6.00
Children (3-12) $4.00
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For Group Tour Information, call 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or email MSH.Info@state.nm.us

Located at the top of Highway 2001
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Voice: (575) 437-2840
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The Governors Commission is the group appointed by the Governor comprised of leaders in the scientific, education and political communities responsible for the oversight of the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. In keeping with a desire to fulfill their duties as representatives of the public trust, this direct email link has been added to our site. All emails received will be directly forwarded, and distributed to the respective Commissioners. Please note your name and district of residence in your email. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

  • Lisa Thomassie - Member, At-Large
  • Jill Gutierrez - Member, District 7
  • Jim Hayhoe - Member, At- Large
  • Dr. William Dettmer - Chairman, District 3
  • Michael Kelley - Vice Chair, District 7
  • Ed Brabson - Member, District VI
  • Jamai Blivin - Member, District II
  • Dr. Donald Elder, III - Member, District IV
  • Jacqueline S. Fryer - Member, District V

Contact the Commission at msh.commissioners@state.nm.us

BlueStar Museums

June 27th in Space History

    • 1978: Soyuz 30 takes one Soviet and one Polish cosmonaut (the first) to the Soviet space station Salyut 6 on a 7.9–day mission.
    • 1982: STS–4 Columbia begins a 7–day mission.
    • 1983: Soyuz T–9 carries two Soviet cosmonauts to the Salyut 7 space station for a 149.5–day stay.
    • 1995: STS–71 Atlantis begins a 9.8–day flight, the first shuttle mission to the Russian space station Mir. It drops off two cosmonauts who stay on Mir for 75 days.