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“Coral: Rekindling Venus” at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History
By Devin D. O’Leary
The world-famous Sundance Film Festival takes over Park City, Utah, Jan. 17 through 27. Drive fast, and you can still catch the tail end. Most years, though, the average person has no chance of seeing any of the films being screened in this rarified setting. Movie houses are jam-packed with celebrity guests and studio executives looking for the next indie hit. That leaves little room for average Joes. But this year, you’ve got a chance to see a Sundance premiere. And you don’t even have to go to Utah to catch it.
The final flight of the shuttle Atlantis in July 2011 left many Americans wondering what would become of the United States' space exploration program. How could we go from being leaders in flight technology to relying on foreign rockets for transportation so suddenly? Local author, historian and pilot Ted Spitzmiller will approach these topics of extraterrestrial uncertainty in a talk titled "The Future of Human Spaceflight." Spitzmiller will reflect on the last 50 years of progress, as well as discuss prospects and challenges moving forward. The free lecture will especially focus on whether it is possible for humans to travel beyond our solar system and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. New Mexico Museum of Natural History • Wed Nov 14 • 7 pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar