Explore The Science of ‘Interstellar’ Friday At The Nature Center

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When the film “Interstellar” came out, it was touted as the first physics-based science-fiction film. But not every part of it is plausible. Join Peter Polko in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium on Friday, March 29 to dive into the film. Polko will discuss which parts are scientifically accurate and which are pure sci-fi beginning at 7 p.m.

Polko will explore how the storytelling choices in “Interstellar” impact the science behind it and how accurate the images in the film are. He will focus on the iconic black hole depicted in the film and explain the interesting processes that happen around it.

If you want to learn more about black holes the nature center will play the full-dome film “Black Holes” on Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m. Learn about a place where time stands still, the universal order breaks down and the unimaginable becomes reality. Welcome to the world of black holes!

Seating is limited for both of these events, so please call the nature center at 505-662-0460 or stop by to reserve your tickets. Admission for both programs is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org 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, visit www.peecnature.org.