Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 for the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Photo Courtesy PEEC
The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and will be followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies. This event is free to attend and open to the public. The Los Alamos Nature Center is located at 2600 Canyon Road.
The films feature poignant interviews highlighting personal experiences with the Manhattan Project. Learn more about Manhattan Project National Historical Park at nps.gov/mapr.
Formally established in November 2015 via a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Energy and the National Park Service to preserve portions of three World War II sites where the United States developed the first atomic weapons, the park marks the history of the people, science, events, and controversy associated with the creation of the atomic bomb in the top-secret effort known as the Manhattan Project. Under the agreement, the NPS and DOE jointly manage and administer the park.
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.