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Mystery of the Eclipse Explained

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
August 19, 2017
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
August 20, 2017
8:00 am
11:00 am
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
August 21, 2017
7:30 am

Join us in welcoming resident Space Scientists Jayne Aubele and Larry S. Crumpler as they give us context and understanding for the amazing Eclipse! Jayne is the Adult Programs/Educator/Geologist and Larry the Curator for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. They’ve published many books and papers and won prestigous awards such as the NASA Achievement Award. They’ll be doing presentations and taking Q&A at seven presentations. Dinner 5p and 8p Saturday and Sunday, Brunch Sunday 8a and 11p Monday 7:30a. $50 Dinner, $40 Brunch Limited seats, so please call for tickets as soon as you can!

Dinner Menu
Local Greens Salad
Choice of Prime Rib with roasted red potatoes and seasonal vegetables or Seafood Cioppino

Brunch Menu
Fresh Fruit Cup
Choice of Housemade Quiche or Steel Cut Oatmeal with all the accouterments

We’re dazzled by our Planetary Geologists’ backgrounds:
Jayne is Senior Educator/Geologist for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. She has two masters degrees, one in geology and one in planetary science and is working on a long-overdue Ph.D. As a geologist, she has focused on volcanoes and has mapped and researched the geology of New Mexico and the southwest (in person) and of the Moon, Mars and Venus (remotely). Prior to coming to the Museum, she was a research scientist and Program Manager for NASA’s Space Grant Program at Brown University. She has published a large number of scientific papers, popular articles about science for the general public, and science curricula for K-12 teachers. She has taught earth and space science topics to K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and the adult public. She was asked to write the entry on “Earth” for the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Space Science and has authored or co-authored chapters in books including Volcanoes of North America, The Geology of Mars, and the Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains. She was technical advisor and on-air geologist for the NM-PBS program, The Sandias. She is past-President and current board member of the New Mexico Academy of Science, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Research Interests: Volcanology, magma ascent and eruption mechanics/ physics of volcanic emplacement processes and volcanic landscape processes, especially using New Mexico examples; application of field geologic mapping and the analysis of recent volcanic structures and deposits; and application of numerical modeling to the interpretation of physical processes of volcanism. Planetary Science, Comparative planetary volcanology of Mars, Venus, Earth; use of planetary data to understand volcanic processes from well-preserved planetary examples; exploration of Mars with surface landers and rovers. Participant in operations and science analysis of Viking Orbiter, Magellan, Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and, currently, Mars Exploration Rover missions.

Ghost Hunting

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
August 26, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017

Haunted Hotel? You’ve heard the legends and stories. Now find out for yourself! Join a team of paranormal investigators (Big River Paranormal) as they explore the possibilities. Will the myth be debunked? Or spirits revealed? The team gathers at 9pm, experience continues until 2am+. $50 per person.  Reservations a must!

Opera Party in the Palm Court

Friday, November 20th, 2009
May 9, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
May 16, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
May 23, 2017
1:00 am
June 13, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
June 20, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
June 27, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
July 11, 2017
6:00 pm
July 18, 2017
6:00 pm
July 25, 2017
6:00 pm
August 1, 2017
6:00 pm
August 8, 2017
6:00 pm


Enjoy an evening of classical favorites made fresh again by Opera Elect’s Jordan Bowman. Songs from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and your favorite Broadway hits!

6-8pm Reservations please; no cover charge.