Photo caption: Celebrate May the Fourth at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Friday, May 3, join astronomer Rick Wallace for a special talk on the aliens of science and science fiction at 6 p.m. On Saturday, May 4 enjoy the full-dome film “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Discover what scientists predict alien life could look like this Friday, May 3 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At this special “May the Fourth” themed talk, astronomer Rick Wallace will discuss how life might look on other planets and how this compares with the creatures of “Star Wars” and other popular sci-fi films. This talk will begin at 6 p.m.
Scientists can use information about evolution and how life responds to various wavelengths of light, different gravity or different environmental conditions to give us some ideas of what life might look like on various exoplanets. Explore these predictions and join in on some sci-fi themed fun!
In addition to this talk, the nature center will show the full-dome film “Exoplanets” on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. This film explores how we know there are planets outside our solar system and which exoplanets could harbor life. Enjoy one or both of these events to celebrate May the Fourth!
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.
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.