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Lectures & Presentations

Monthly public lectures for adults and older children presenting eminent scientists and currently newsworthy "hot topics" in science, or topics that relate to the Museum's exhibits, DynaTheater films, or Planetarium shows.

Lecture Events

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
New Mexico PBS Science Cafe in partnership with the Museum, will offer a segment of NOVA Addiction and presentation from Dr. Snehal Bhatt.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Hear about the tasks and goals of the DEA in New Mexico and how "controlled substances" are defined and investigated. DEA Community Outreach from Scottina Holley and Jacob Prieto.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
2019 Voices in Science Lecture Series Ride to the Moon with Neil, Buzz, and Mike by Loretta Hall Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's flight to the Moon. New Mexico space author Loretta Hall will take you along on the journey that sent the first human beings to a brand new world. Loretta Hall is an award winning author of "Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words", "Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel", "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List", and "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America." Among other writing awards, she was a Silver Winner in the Science category of the IndieFab awards for "Space Pioneers." She is also an award-winning speaker and a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
2019 Voices in Science Lecture Series Ride to the Moon with Neil, Buzz, and Mike by Loretta Hall Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's flight to the Moon. New Mexico space author Loretta Hall will take you along on the journey that sent the first human beings to a brand new world. Loretta Hall is an award winning author of "Space Pioneers: In Their Own Words", "Out of this World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel", "The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List", and "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America." Among other writing awards, she was a Silver Winner in the Science category of the IndieFab awards for "Space Pioneers." She is also an award-winning speaker and a Space Ambassador for the National Space Society.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
What does addiction treatment actually look like? Dr. Duhigg, D.O.MBA, Clinical Program Director for Behavioral Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services will discuss the needs and challenges in New Mexico and various treatments for addictive illnesses.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Join V.Ann Waldorf, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, UNM about a new treatment approach for substance use disorders formalized at UNM. The treatment includes a component for family members.
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