Watch ‘Interstellar’ At The Planetarium Thursday, Explore The Science Behind The Film Friday

Interstellar_FB_Flyer.jpgWatch “Interstellar” at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Thursday, June 27. Then, join Peter Polko in the planetarium on Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. to explore the science behind the film. Image Courtesy PEEC


Watch “Interstellar” on Thursday, June 27 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for PEEC’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows.” Doors will open and beer and wine will be available from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. The movie will start in the planetarium at 7 p.m.

Bring a picnic dinner to have outside, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

In addition to this movie screening, Peter Polko will be giving a talk in the planetarium on Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. about the science behind the film. When “Interstellar” came out, it was touted as the first physics-based science fiction film. Polko will explore what parts of the film are plausible based on current physics and what parts are purely science fiction. He will focus on the iconic black hole that is depicted in the film and explain the interesting processes that happen around it.

If you’d like to learn more about black holes, the nature center is also playing the full-dome film “Black Holes” on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. This film explores the world of black holes: a place where time stands still, universal order breaks down and the unimaginable becomes a reality! Tickets for Polko’s talk and “Black Holes” are $6 per adult and $4 per child.

Because there is have limited seating in the planetarium, please reserve your tickets for all of these events in advance. Tickets may be reserved by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505-662-0460.

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, visit