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Posted on: January 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Virtual “Tombaugh Day” Events at the Museum of Nature & Science

Human Person standing on mountaintop looking into space

The Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science invites astronomers of all ages to join us for three days of virtual events comprising this year’s “Tombaugh Day” event.

Virtual programs will take place on Zoom and Facebook live @LCMuseums. To receive a link to the Zoom webinar please email Stephanie at

“NASA’s Artemis Program – Returning to the Moon,” will be presented by Johnson Space Center at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

NASA’s Artemis program aims to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Those steps on the moon’s surface will bring us closer to understanding lunar resources and the history of the universe. The mission will also bring us closer to expanding human exploration of the Solar System, including the first human mission to Mars. Access the live webinar at or at

“Virtual Tour of Goddard Space Flight Center,” will be presented by the NASA Goddard Visitor Center at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

With facilities in Maryland, Virginia, New Mexico, Texas, New York and West Virginia, Goddard is a place where a mission can go from start to finish: from planning to building to testing and even launching. Goddard is also involved in nearly every NASA science mission involving Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics – the study of the Sun and our local space environment – and astrophysics. Participants will receive an overview of these areas as well as engage in focused discussions on current missions. Access the live webinar at or at

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021
Tombaugh Day virtual activities
Follow the Las Cruces Museums on Facebook at for space science activities the whole family can do at home. Material kits for Tombaugh Day activities will be available by reservation only to pick up on Wednesday, February 17. To register for a kit please contact Stephanie at

The Museum of Nature & Science remains closed to the public until further notice due to the current public health pandemic. The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., is accessible from RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. For additional information, visit the website at: or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.

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