Visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) have just a few days left to explore depictions of the Red Planet in science and media, before Mars: Science and Culture makes way for a new Space Science exhibition.
What: Mars: Science and Culture showcases our changing scientific views of the Red Planet and the importance that Mars has always had in popular culture. The exhibition includes reproductions of early astronomical drawings and science fiction views of Mars, but most images on display come from dozens of NASA missions that have studied Mars across decades. The exhibit also features Mars memorabilia collected by the museum’s planetary geologists.
The exhibit was created and curated by Joseph Belloli, former curator of the CalTech/JPL Art Museum. Mr. Belloli donated the exhibition in its entirety to the NMMNHS in 2019 because of the museum staff’s association with Mars science missions.
Where: Visitors can find the exhibit on the first floor at NMMNHS, which is located at 1801 Mountain Rd. NW.
When: Sunday, Nov. 6 will be the last day to see Mars: Science and Culture before it is taken down. The Museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Tuesday.
Why: Mars: Science and Culture will be making way for the traveling Roving With Perseverance Roadshow, which features full-sized replicas of the Mars Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Helicopter, opening on Nov. 19.