These are busy days at the RMAC. Soon to come are some exciting celestial programs in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium on July 4th. Museum Board Member and former New Mexico Military Institute administrator Bill Siders will be joining us that day during our busy Costume Contest at the UFO Festival. Mr. Siders will have two special programs throughout the day in the Planetarium from 9am to 4pm.
The first program is titled “Our Neighborhood, the Solar System” in which he will have a brief look at the night sky as seen from Roswell in early July, noting some basic constellations and navigation aids. Then, early models for the night sky will be examined as well as basic observations from over 1,000 years, building our knowledge of the solar system.
Secondly, the Planetarium will feature “The Age of Aquarius.” For thousands of years man has observed the night sky weaving myths and star patterns into a pantheon of characters visible in the night sky. Greek and other observers noted motions of the “fixed” stars over long periods of time. In antiquity, as each constellation of the zodiac moved through the vernal equinox, a new “Age” of approximately 2,000 years was said to occur—the age of Taurus during the Bronze Age, Aries during the rise of Greece and Rome and Pisces during the Christian era. We are now entering the Age of Aquarius.
These programs will alternate every top of the hour beginning at 9am on the 4th and run to 4pm that day with a pause between noon and 1pm. Also, remember, weekday morning and afternoon space documentary showings are continuing all summer in the Planetarium. So please come and join us for these amazing space adventures.
The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium is dedicated to stimulating an understanding of the wonder and diversity of our cosmos, increasing awareness of the benefits of space technology in exploration of our universe and in the improvement of our quality of life on Earth, and providing a public resource for the dissemination of space science information. The Planetarium was opened in 1969 and is a collaboration between the Roswell Independent School District and the Roswell Museum and Art Center.
All shows and events are free to the
public during the UFO Festival.
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9:00 Our Neighborhood, the Solar System
10:00 The Age of Aquarius
11:00 Our Neighborhood, the Solar System
1:00 The age of Aquarius
2:00 Our Neighborhood, the Solar System
3:00 The age of Aquarius
4:00 Our Neighborhood, the Solar System