Learn what is coming up in July’s night skies this Friday, July 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Learn what will be coming up in July’s night skies this Friday evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Galen Gisler 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 7 p.m. on Friday, July 5 and is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.
The Los Alamos Nature Center’s Friday night planetarium talks are now starting at 7 p.m. every week. Visit peecnature.org to see what planetarium talks, full-dome movies, hikes, classes, lectures and other events are coming up.
The July Night Sky Show will serve as a pre-show for the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program at Overlook Park on Saturday, July 6. Join the group at Spirio Soccer Field starting at 8:20 p.m. to observe the night sky. Viewing will end at 1 a.m. and the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn should all be visible this evening.
In addition to this talk, the nature center will show the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” on Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m. This film is perfect for the nature lovers of all ages who want to see the beauty of our national parks from new perspectives. This film was brought to Los Alamos by CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and the Delle Foundation, with additional funding from Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
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.
Learn what is coming up in July’s night skies this Friday, July 5 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Galen Gisler will lead this tour of the heavens, which begins at 7 p.m. The nature center will also show the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” on Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.