ALAMOGORDO ― Spin up a pan of water and make a miniature hurricane.
Join Education Director Dave Dooling for a (not too) messy morning using food dye and spinning water pans to simulate hurricanes and ocean circulation the way scientists do in laboratories. It’s not quite a tempest in a teapot, but its close enough. Science Saturday will be held 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater.
Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month. It is designed to be a fun and educational program for kids of all ages, with a different scientific focus each month.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of theGovernor’s Commission to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Programs and exhibits are supported by the International Space Hall of Fame Foundationthrough the generous support of donors.
Dedicated Oct. 5, 1976, as the International Space Hall of Fame, the New Mexico Museum of Space History’s mission is to inspire and educate, to promote and preserve, and to honor the pioneers of space exploration.
A Smithsonian Affiliate, the museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and stresses the significant role that the state of New Mexico has played in the development of the U.S. Space Program through collecting, preserving, and interpreting significant artifacts relevant to the history of space. The museum campus facility includes: the Museum of Space History, International Space Hall of Fame, John P. Stapp Air & Space Park, Daisy Track, Clyde W. Tombaugh Education Center, New Horizons Dome Theater and Planetarium, Astronaut Memorial Garden, Hubbard Space Science Research Building, and Museum Support Center.
3198 State Route 2001 | Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Mailing: PO Box 5430, Alamogordo, NM 88311-5430) For more information: 575.437.2840 or toll free 877.333.6589. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Tuesday), closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Space History and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org.