Explore the world of black holes this weekend in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Have you ever thought about taking a trip to a black hole? Find out what you need to know before you take off! Are black holes really just starving space monsters — or are they merely misunderstood? Get ready for your adventure this Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at a talk from Hyun Lim.
At this presentation, Lim will discuss what spaghetti has to do with black holes and whether or not black holes are actually black. He will talk about what astrophysicists know and don’t know about black holes, try to clear up some common myths and — most importantly — tell you how to stay safe on your journey. This talk is free to attend.
In addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “Black Holes” on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. This film dives into a place where time stands still, universal order breaks down and the unimaginable becomes reality. Admission for this movie is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids 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 free 15 minute sky show and then takes audience questions and requests.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (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.