Discover January Night Skies Friday At Nature Center Planetarium

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Join Paul Arendt at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to discover what is coming up in January’s night skies. Photo Courtesy PEEC


Discover what will be visible in the night sky in the month of January on Friday, Jan. 3 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Join Paul Arendt at 7 p.m. for an interactive tour of the heavens in the planetarium that will highlight the planets, star patterns, nebulae and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. This program is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.

In addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. This film explores the power of America’s national parks through stunning footage, a sweeping overview of the park system’s history and following athletes through their adventures in the parks. This film was brought to Los Alamos by PEEC’s sponsors CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and the Delle Foundation with additional funding from the 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 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, 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