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July 12, 2017 - July 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Planetarium
100 W 11th St
Roswell, NM 88201

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July Planetarium Programming Schedule

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Planetarium Programs for July

The 2017 program schedule for the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium;  Wednesdays in July ( 5,12,19 & 26) the planetarium will be showing two documentaries: The Moon  at 2 PM & The Day the Moon was Gone 3:30 PM. The last Saturday of the month July, 29th programming will be the feature film: Moon at 1:30 PM.  The Saturday showing of " Moon " May not be appropriate for young ages as the film is Rated R (for language). The showings are free.                                                                                                                

Wednesday  July   5, 12, 19 & 26                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 2:00 PM - Documentary: The Moon | Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

The Moon has comforted mankind for thousands of years. It's been everything from a god to a compass, and the only cosmic body humans have ever visited. NASA is planning to build a permanent outpost there. Learn how the Moon played a pivotal role in the evolution of life on Earth and about how the Moon came into existence. If you don't already know you may be astounded. (43 mins, suitable for all audiences)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 3:30 PM - Documentary: The Day the Moon was Gone | Free                                                                                                                                                                                
Without the Moon, Earth would be a very different and desolate place today - Four hours of sunlight with pitch black nights , steady 100-mph winds spawning giant hurricanes that last for months , and virtually no complex life forms , much less humans. It's safe to say, we probably owe our very existence to the Moon. But what if it suddenly disappeared? learn the important roles the Moon play in our everyday lives and the myriad of ways in which the Earth would react if we suddenly lost our celestial neighbor. (44 mins, appropriate for all audiences)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Saturday July 29                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1:30 PM -Feature Film: Moon | Free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For three years, Sam Bell ( Sam Rockwell) has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims to hold the key to solving humankind's energy crisis. AS Sam's contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to Earth. But when a routine extraction goes horribly awry, it becomes apparent that Lunar hasn't been entirely straight forward with him. This critically-acclaimed film won praise for its scientific realism and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Moon was inspired by actual NASA mining research and was screened as part of a lecture series at NASA's Space Center Houston. (Feature film, 2009, 97 mins, rated R for language. Support provided by the RMAC Foundation)