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Tuesday March 21st, 2017

Warehouse 1402: Behind the Scenes Tour

Inside the Cube: Women in Space History

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 20, 2017) - Although you don’t hear much about them, there have been a significant number of women involved in space exploration and research. From the early days of astronomy and Theano of Thurii, a Greek mathematician and student, or perhaps wife, of Pythagoras, to Carolyn Shoemaker, co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, women have played an important role in our understanding of the cosmos. For Women’s History month, join museum curator Sue Taylor and assistant curator Jim Mayberry as they explore the lives and legacies of these female pioneers.

IMAGE: New Mexico native Carolyn Shoemaker, along with her husband Gene and fellow astronomer David Levy, discovered the fragmented comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 orbiting Jupiter in 1993. (Photo courtesy of Alcon.)

New Mexico native Carolyn Shoemaker, along with her husband Gene and fellow astronomer David Levy, discovered the fragmented comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 orbiting Jupiter in 1993. (Photo courtesy of Alcon.)

The Warehouse 1402 quarterly tour on Saturday, March 25, is free to the public and starts at 9:00 am inside the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us at: www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum.