Explore The Astronomy And Folklore Behind The Summer Solstice Friday

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Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. to explore the astronomy and folklore of the summer solstice. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Explore the astronomy and folklore behind the summer solstice this Friday, June 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Rick Wallace will discuss the astronomical significance of the solstice and share stories of solstice traditions and mid-summer celebrations around the world. This talk begins at 6 p.m. Mature themes may be mentioned during this presentation.

In addition to Friday night’s talk, join the nature center on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. to see the full-dome film “EXPLORE.” This show revolves around the ambition to colonize Mars and shows how the achievements of individuals can change our understanding of the world! High-quality visuals, original music and professional narration all serve to enhance the audience’s immersive experience.

Seating is limited for both this talk and movie, so please call the nature center at 505-662-0460 or stop by to reserve your tickets. Admission for both events 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.