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Space Museum Re-accredited by American Alliance of Museums

Continuing Tradition of Excellence

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 16, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce that it has been formally re-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, continuing a tradition of excellence for more than 24 years. The Museum was first accredited by the AAM in 1993, and has remained in good standing since.

For nearly 50 years, the mark of distinction in the museum field has been accreditation through the American Alliance of Museums and it continues to be. . . [ more ]

Friday November 17th, 2017

Mystery of the Christmas Star Opens November 20

Is There a Scientific Explanation for the Star of Bethlehem?

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 14, 2017) – For centuries, astronomers have debated over what exactly the Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible, actually was – if it existed at all. Was it a nova? A supernova? Or perhaps a planetary conjunction?

The Mystery of the Christmas Star, opening at the New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium on Monday, November 20, delves into this 2000-year-old puzzle. While seeking to discover a. . . [ more ]

Thursday November 16th, 2017

Museum & Theater to Close for Thanksgiving Day

Re-open With Regular Hours November 24

Alamogordo, New Mexico, November 16, 2017) – The New Mexico Museum of Space History and New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, in order for staff to enjoy the holiday with their families. Both facilities will reopen on Friday, November 24 at 10:00 am.

The New Horizons Theater will be showing The Mystery of the Christmas Star, Back to the Moon for Good, National Parks Adventure and Aircraft Carrier. In addition, live. . . [ more ]

Thursday November 16th, 2017

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

Museum Curator to Co-Present at Conference

New Mexico Association of Museums Conference Planned for November 15-18

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, October 19, 2017) – New Mexico Museum of Space History Curator Sue Taylor, along with Dr. Sharon Jenkins, Director of Library Services for New Mexico State University at Alamogordo, will present Found in Collections: Where Discoveries are Made at the New Mexico Association of Museums Conference in November. The conference will be held in Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 15-18.

This year’s conference theme is New M. . . [ more ]

Thursday October 19th, 2017