Learn About The May Night Skies Friday At The Nature Center Planetarium

stars-in-the-night-sky (2).jpgLearn what is coming up in May’s night skies this Friday, May 10 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Paul Arendt will lead this tour of the heavens, which begins at 6 p.m. The nature center will also show the full-dome film “EXPLORE” on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.


Learn what will be coming up in the night sky during the month of May this Friday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Paul Arendt will lead an interactive tour of the heavens highlighting the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. The talk begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.

In addition to this talk, the nature center will show its newest full-dome film “EXPLORE” on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. The story dives into a broad selection of scientific topics in a modern and accessible way and revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars. The film also shows how the achievements of individuals can change the world by looking at the example of Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motions.

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 the age of 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.