The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., presents “STEAMpunk – Albert Baez,” at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. The program is free to the public.
Albert Baez, who lived from 1912 until 2007, was a Mexican-American physicist who invented the X-ray reflecting microscope which is used to examine living cells. These microscopes use reflected light instead of refracted light to focus X-rays on an object.
Inspired by his work, participants will use laser pointers, prisms, mirrors, and magnifying lenses to calculate the focal length of light rays and experiment with reflection.
“STEAMpunk” is offered monthly, highlighting the work of a historic scientist through hands-on exploration. The content and activities are intended for ages 7 to 12.
The Museum of Nature & Science is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The museum is accessible through RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. For information, visit the City’s Museum System website at: http://www.las-cruces.org/1523/Museum-System or call 575/522-3120