Arctic Islands Film And Presentation Part 1 At Nature Center 7 p.m. Today

Stephen Becker of Los Alamos aboard the National Geographic/Lindblad Explorer. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Enjoy the beauty of the Arctic Islands, only recently opened to eco-tourism, from the comfort of the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

At 7 p.m., today in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, Stephen A. Becker will show a film and share stories from his three week National Geographic voyage to West Greenland and the North Canadian Islands. This is the first of two events revealing nature in this remote part of the globe.

Part 2 of this event is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, in which Becker will present photos from his voyage. See wildlife, glaciers, icebergs, geology, interesting sky phenomena, and Inuit settlements from this remote region.

Becker has been a resident of Los Alamos since 1983. He is a Laboratory Fellow in XTD Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign. He is the president of the local Pajarito Astronomy Club. His interest in exploring the far northern and southern parts of the globe led him to take National Geographic Explorer trips to the Svalbard Islands, the Falkland Islands, S. Georgia Island, and the Palmer Peninsula in Antarctica.

His Arctic Islands talks today and Saturday are free to attend, and no registration is required.

For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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