Discover what is coming up in February’s night skies Friday at the planetarium. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Explore what is coming up in February’s night skies this Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Join astronomer Steve Becker for an interactive tour of the heavens 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 “Superpower Dogs” on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Local sponsor Pet Pangaea LLC brought this film to Los Alamos. This film follows six dogs as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species and help people with special needs. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs that save lives nd discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Admission to this film and the sky show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.
If you are interested in additional events in the planetarium, stop by the nature center on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Every week, a member of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s astronomy team hosts a short sky show and then takes audience questions and requests.
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.