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Chasing the Moon Special Screening

Museum Partners with KRWG for Free Film Preview

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 13, 2019) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History and KRWG TV will present a free screening of the new PBS documentary Chasing the Moon on Friday, June 21, at 6:00 pm in the New Horizons Dome Theater. Prior to the screening, Museum of Space History Executive Director Chris Orwoll will do a presentation on the Apollo 11 program in the theater. Limited seating is available and the public is encouraged to arrive a few minutes early. The screening . . . [ more ]

Monday June 17th, 2019

Stargazing Takes Center Stage!

Great Southwest Star Party Scheduled for May 31-June 2

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 25, 2019) – The first Great Southwest Star Party is slated to be held May 31-June 2, 2019, at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo. The three day event will feature night sky viewing parties, museum and area tours, workshops, food vendors and on-site RV and tent camping.

“Southern New Mexico is internationally known for its dark skies and clear nights, with several public and private observatories in the area. It just . . . [ more ]

Friday March 29th, 2019

Welcome Home Gordodon!

Museums Collaborate to Bring Ancient Reptile Fossil Back to Alamogordo

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, March 14, 2019) – Gordodon, a history changing ancient plant-eating reptile discovered near Alamogordo six years ago, will be making its return home on Friday, March 22, where a welcome reception will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Space History at 1 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a proclamation from Alamogordo Mayor Richard Boss and a presentation on the discovery and its impact on paleontolog. . . [ more ]

Tuesday March 19th, 2019

New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families during Government Shutdown

January 18th, 2019

(Santa Fe) - New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.

“New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) cabinet secretary, Debra Garcia y Griego. “Our goal is to support the furloughed worker.”

DCA will be offering free admission . . . [ more ]

Saturday January 19th, 2019

A Telescope for Christmas

Simple Rules for Buying a Telescope as a Gift

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, December 10, 2018) – Well, it’s happened. Your bright and curious child has asked for a telescope for Christmas. Your first impulse will be to Google your favorite internet retailer and buy the first thing that looks reasonable. That might work out, but an uninformed choice will probably result in a gift that ends up squashing your child’s budding interest because it’s too complicated and frustrating to use. Below are a couple of guidelines that will he. . . [ more ]

Monday December 17th, 2018

American Hero Astronaut John Young Passes Away

International Space Hall of Fame Inductee was 87

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 6, 2018) – The only man to fly on Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle missions has passed away at 87 from complications of pnuemonia. John W. Young is being hailed by fellow astronauts as the “astronauts’ astronaut” and former President George H.W. Bush called him “a fearless patriot whose courage and commitment to duty helped our Nation push back the horizon of discovery at a critical time.”

The New Mexico Museum of Space History an. . . [ more ]

Tuesday January 9th, 2018

International Space Hall of Fame Inductee Passes Away

Gemini and Apollo Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon was 88

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 8, 2017) – Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon passed away at his home in San Marcos, California, on Monday, November 6. The Gemini and Apollo veteran was 88 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda, who passed away in September 2017. His first wife Barbara died in 2012. Gordon is survived by six children, two step children and five grandchildren.

Gordon was born on October 5, 1929, in Seattle, Washington. A. . . [ more ]

Wednesday November 8th, 2017