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Launch Pad Lecture: ‘Big Bang And Its Afterglow’

on January 27, 2019 - 10:00am
NMSM News:
ALAMOGORDO, Imagine running a movie backwards and watching an explosion reassemble itself into one tiny package. That's just the starting point for figuring out what happened in the first years -- and trillionths of a second -- of the universe.
Join Museum Education Director Dave Dooling for the monthly free Launch Pad Lecture, Friday, Feb. 1 on the first floor of the museum. He will give you a peek at the Big Bang, its tell-tale afterglow, the unusual physics that went on, and why we had to clean up after the pigeons to be sure of it all.
The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held at 9 a.m. on the Museum's first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation.
The next Launch Pad Lecture is March 1, and the topic is Unsung Women Heroes of the Space Race with Museum Curator Sue Taylor.
The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available after the lecture on the museum’s YouTube channel:
The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
For more information, call 575.437.2840 or toll free 1.877.333.6589 or visit the website at