Join Steve Becker for a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program this Friday, Oct. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at 7 p.m. Plus, watch the full-dome film “Incoming!” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Join Steve Becker for an interactive tour of the heavens this Friday, Oct. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. This talk will begin at 7 p.m. and highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed at the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program the following evening. This program is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more before heading outside to look at the stars.
The Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night will take place at Overlook Park on Saturday, Oct 26 starting at 6:15 p.m. The group will gather at Spirio Soccer Field to observe the night sky. Viewing will end by 1 a.m. and Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all may be visible during the event.
In addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “Incoming!” At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Narrated by George Takei, this planetarium show explores asteroids, comets and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins. Audience members will embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth — and those that roam far from home.
Seating is limited for the Dark Night preview and the full-dome film, 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.
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.
Join Steve Becker for a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program this Friday, Oct. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at 7 p.m. Plus, watch the full-dome film “Incoming!” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.