Join Rick Wallace in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. to learn all about current and future manned space exploration efforts. In addition to this talk, enjoy the full-dome “We Are Stars” on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Have you ever wondered when humans will return to the moon? What about when we will travel to Mars? Join Rick Wallace on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium to discover the answers to these questions and get a glimpse of what it is like to be an astronaut.
At this talk, Wallace will discuss current and future manned space exploration efforts and show the audience some full-dome movies from NASA discussing their plans for exploration of the moon and Mars. He will also discuss the plans of private companies interested in establishing bases on the moon and Mars and the prospect of mining asteroids for natural resources that are becoming scare on Earth. Additionally, the audience will explore what it feels like to be inside a small spacecraft and can view a variety of model rockets at this event.
In addition to this talk, the nature center will show the full-dome film “We Are Stars” on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. This family-friendly film explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.
Seating is limited for this talk and movie, so please call the nature center at 505-662-0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both events is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.