In collaboration with the Branigan Cultural Center, the New Mexico State University Library will be displaying originals and reproductions from its Clyde Tombaugh Collection at the Center’s new exhibit titled “Beyond Pluto”. Famous for his discovery of Pluto at the at age of 24, Clyde Tombaugh’s entire career will be highlighted at the Branigan Cultural Center and the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science.
A reception for the exhibit will be held at the Branigan Cultural Center on Friday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Downtown Arts Ramble. The exhibit will run until Saturday, July 25, and is timed to coincide with the exciting “flyby” of the New Horizons spacecraft, which will come within 6200 miles of Pluto on July 14. Included in the exhibit from the NMSU Library’s Archives and Special Collections Department will be Tombaugh’s observation notes from the 1940s and his handwritten notes on his discoveries.
For more information on the Clyde Tombaugh Collection, please visit NMSU Library’s permanent online exhibit at http://lib.nmsu.edu/exhibits/tombaugh/ or contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at (575) 646-3839.
The museum is located at 501 North Main Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website at:
http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.541.2154.
If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.