Explore The Sun This Weekend At The Nature Center

sun-photo-solar-filament-101118-02 (1) (1)Explore the Sun this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center. On Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., Joyce Guzik will give a presentation all about the Sun. On Saturday, Sept. 7 the nature center will show the full-dome films “SunStruck” and “Solar Quest” at 2 p.m. Image Courtesy PEEC


Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend to learn all about our local star, the Sun. On Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., astronomer Joyce Guzik will explore the Sun in a planetarium talk. Additionally, the nature center will play the full-dome films “SunStruck” and “Solar Quest” on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m.

Guzik will discuss what generates energy inside the sun, what is going on underneath the surface, why the Sun shines and the possible fate of the Sun and the Earth. Audience members are guaranteed to learn something about the Sun that they did not know before and can ask questions throughout this presentation.

In “SunStruck” and “Solar Quest” audience members will travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. The films will explore how the Earth and the Sun are interconnected and how solar weather impacts our planet and lives.

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 to both programs 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