Stump PEEC’s Team Of Professional Astronomers Friday

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Do you think you have what it takes to stump a panel of PEEC’s expert astronomers? Then come to the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium on Friday, Feb. 15 for a “Stump the Astronomers” panel! The fun starts at 7 p.m. Bring your most difficult astronomy-related questions and put the professionals to the test!

Peter Polko will be the M.C. for the evening. The astronomers on the panel have expertise in a variety of fields and will attempt to answer any questions about astronomy. Roseanne Cheng, Galen Gisler, Akkana Peck, Dave North and Rick Wallace will all also be on the panel. This event is free to attend and there is no limit to how difficult the questions can be.

The Nature Center is also showing the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. This beautiful film explores incredible stories and views in our nation’s parks. The movie was brought to Los Alamos by CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and The Delle Foundation, with additional funding from Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Seating is limited for both this panel and movie, so please call the nature center at 505-662-0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. The “Stump the Astronomers” panel has free admission and admission for the film is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

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,