The New Mexico Museum of Space History invites everyone for the yearly event, Moon Over the Museum in Alamogordo.

Coming up on Friday, October 4th everyone is invited to join together as the New Mexico Museum of Space History, along with NASA’s International Observe the Moon Night, host Moon Over the Museum.

This free and family-friendly event will take place inside the New Horizons Theater with the short film “Moon Bloopers,” a compilation of astronaut antics on the Moon.  Afterward, everyone is invited to join museum educators and local amateur astronomers in the parking lot just above the New Horizons Theater where several telescopes will be set up to view the moon, which will be in its first-quarter phase. Not only will viewers have a spectacular view of the moon but also a chance to glimpse several planets including Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and possibly Mercury.

The event is free and parking will be available in the large parking lot just beneath the main museum building. Handicapped parking will be available immediately around the New Horizons building.

Visitors are reminded that white light such as flashlights, cell phones, will be prohibited in the viewing area however, red lights or flashlights with clear red covers over the lenses are recommended.

For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll-free 1-877-333-6589 or online at nmspacemuseum.org.