Please join us for the First Friday Art Trail, this Friday from 6-9pm,
where we will have a variety of activities going on at the museum:
Training and Flying in Space – What it is really like from an astronaut’s perspective by Dr. Albert Sacco, Jr. 6:30 pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Dr. Sacco is the Dean of Engineering and a former astronaut who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-73 in 1995. The mission focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, and fluid mechanics contained within the pressurized Spacelab module. Dr. Sacco’s research focuses on carbon nonotube initiation and growth, catalysis, zeolite synthesis, biosensors development, and synthesis and device integration of quantum wires from natural materials. His talk is aimed at 6th grade and up.
Movies at the Museum: Frankenstein 7pm in the Museum Theater
Planetarium presents laser Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime, first-come basis. Standard Planetarium admission applies:
- General Admission (ages 19-59)…$5
- Children & Teens (ages 6-18)…$3
- Seniors (ages 60 & up)…$3
- Univ. Students/Faculty/Staff (w/ID)…$3
- Kids (5 & under)…FREE
- Active Military & their families…FREE
(MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club dusk to 9pm, weather permitting.
We also have an exciting workshop on Saturday afternoon, free to the public:
Saturday, March 3, 1-4pm, Bookmaking workshop with Robin Germany in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes — Books and Ideas from 1250-1862. Robin is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Texas Tech. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including a Polaroid Artist’s Award and a regional NEA grant. Her work is in collections at the Center for Creative Photography, Polaroid, The Boise Art Museum, Texas Tech University Museum of Art, and numerous private collections.