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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.
October 5, 2023 - 5:00pm
A rare and very special event, an annular eclipse of the sun, will be visible along a track through New Mexico at mid-morning on October 14, 2023, the last Saturday of this year's International Balloon Fiesta! Albuquerque is in the exact spot to see the sun become a perfect ring of light (when viewed safely). Get ready for this amazing experience; it won’t be visible again in this area until 2077!
The Museum's Space Science educators and scientists will present a series of talks before the big day. This particular program will be hosted by museum research curator and planetary geologist, Larry Crumpler. Find out why eclipses happen, what is special about this one, and most importantly, learn how to view it safely.
AND on the week leading up the eclipse, during Balloon Fiesta, short talks by astronomy educators and solar scientists will be offered. Check back for details.