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Annular Eclipse Museum Events

October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - October 14, 2023 @ 1:50 pm

Indcluded with Museum or Planetarium Admission

Wednesday October 11 @ 1pm
What? There is weather in space?
By Dr. Douglas Biesecker, Space Weather Scientist, NOAA (retired)

Storms from the Sun, such as solar flares and radiation storms cause impacts on Earth we call space weather and create risks to the electric power grid, aviation, GPS users, and many other industries. NOAA operates a forecast center 24×7 to monitor the Sun, forecast these storms

Thursday, October 12 @ 1pm
Eclipses, the Heliosphere, and the PUNCH mission
By Dr. Craig DeForest, Program Director for Solar Astrophysics, Southwest Research Institute, and Principal Investigator of NASA’s PUNCH mission.

We care about solar eclipses because they let us view the Sun’s corona — our star’s ultra-hot atmosphere. PUNCH is a NASA Small Explorer mission that will help us view not only the corona but the material sweeping across our solar system and over the Earth, learning more about the environment we live in — the extreme outer reaches of a star’s atmosphere.

Friday, October 13 @ 1pm
Eclipses during the past 5 decades.
By Dr. David Hurd, Professor of Astronomy and Meteorology
Pennsylvania Western University at Edinboro

This talk will highlight eclipses in the contiguous United States during the last 5 decades and will emphasize why the last decade has been particularly rich with scientific advances and in our understanding of the sun.

Eclipse! October 14, 9am to 2pm
Then join us on October 14 to view the annular eclipse safely and enjoy activities, live feeds from NASA and NOAA, special guests, handouts,free continuous planetarium show, and much more. All with regular museum admission. Pre-day online admission is encouraged. Go to


October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
October 14, 2023 @ 1:50 pm
Indcluded with Museum or Planetarium Admission
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New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104 United States
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