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Mobile Space Museum Will Be at Roswell UFO Festival

by Roswell Daily Record                 June 7, 2019                    (rdrnews.com)

• The Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum, a mobile space museum, will be featured at the UFO Festival in Roswell, NM on Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th. The mobile museum is presenting “A Galaxy of Wonders,” focusing on the exhibits and collections of the New Mexico Museum of Space History based in Alamogordo. Roswell’s annual UFO Festival draws an international crowd of about 20,000 each year for citywide events that include lectures, planetarium shows, family attractions, vendor booths and entertainment.

• The free recreational vehicle museum travels to all 33 New Mexico counties each year, targeting rural and tribal schools, libraries, and public events, displaying exhibits and collections.

• “It is all about space,” said Jamie Brytowski, Cultural Affairs Education and Outreach Coordinator. “[A]nd especially the Apollo 11, since it is the 50th anniversary.” Exhibits focus on space food, the International Space Station, and the future of space travel and space geology, Brytowski said. “We tailor it to younger folks when we do a show for them, but it is really for everybody.” The mobile museum takes about 15 to 20 minutes. “There is enough cool, mind-blowing and hilarious stuff to keep most people busy that long,” says Brytowski.

 

A mobile space museum will be one of the features of the 2019 UFO Festival in Roswell In July.

The Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum, a New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs program, will be at the festival on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, according to MainStreet Roswell Executive Director Kathy Lay.

Cultural Affairs Education and Outreach Coordinator Jamie Brytowski said the free museum inside a wheelchair-accessible recreational vehicle is designed to bring some of the exhibits and collections of state-operated museums to outlying areas in the state. The program typically travels to all 33 counties each year, targeting rural and tribal schools and libraries, and will respond to requests to be at public events when possible.

This year, the mobile museum is presenting “A Galaxy of Wonders,” focusing on the exhibits and collections of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, based in Alamogordo.

“It is all about space,” Brytowski said, “and especially the Apollo 11, since it is the 50th anniversary.”
Apollo 11 and U.S. astronauts landed on the moon July 20, 1969.

Other exhibits focus on space food, a map of New Mexico sites for important space exploration events, the International Space Station, the future of space travel and space geology, to name some of the topics covered, Brytowski said.

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