FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will screen the movie Capcom Go! The Apollo Story beginning the first Friday in June. Many obstacles had to be overcome before NASA was able to put a man on the moon. Capcom Go! tells the story behind that historic moment that occurred 50 years ago this summer.
A production of NSC Creative, Capcom Go! The Apollo 11 Story will be shown in the planetarium at noon beginning June 7. The program highlights the key people who made moon missions possible including one of New Mexico’s own: former NASA astronaut Harrison Schmitt.
The planetarium will also start a new schedule with all of its shows highlighting the moon to honor the Apollo 11 anniversary. The 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. planetarium shows will now include a 5-minute Apollo 11 feature called, A 50th Anniversary Tribute to Apollo. The new schedule will be in effect every day except for holidays when the museum is closed.
Admission to the planetarium shows are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for children. A combination tickets to all the museum exhibits and the planetarium is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $7 for kids.
June 7 is also the First Friday of the month, when the museum reopens at 5:30 p.m. and stays open until 9 p.m. Visitors can enjoy special, hands-on activities and videos about the moon in the museum atrium that night. On the First Friday of each month, evening entrance to the museum is only $5, although museum admission purchased earlier may be used to return throughout the day.
Also on the night of June 7, fractal experiences will be presented in the planetarium at the usual times for the usual admission charge. At 6:30 p.m., the DynaTheater will show Superpower Dogs for an additional $5 per person. This 3D feature describes the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.
Link to CapCom Go! Movie trailer, courtesy of NSC Creative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btmliZ8CKr8
About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.
Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.
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