Join Rick Wallace to explore how alien life could look on other planets and how likely it is to discover creatures of Star Wars and other popular science-fiction films. The show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. May the Fourth be with you! Courtesy/PEEC
Celebrate May the Fourth in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. At this special show, Rick Wallace will explore what scientists predict alien life could look like on other planets and, if life exists beyond earth, how likely it is to see the creatures of Star Wars and other popular science fiction films. The show 7 p.m. Friday, May 4.
At this event, the audience will explore the differences between fantasy and science fiction and dive into what scientists think alien life could look like on planets with less or more gravity or a different atmosphere than earth. Wallace also will discuss how life might evolve on exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars or binary systems. The audience will discover how these predictions compare to the aliens we know from popular science fiction movies like Alien, Star Wars, and more.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Planetarium shows are not recommended for children under age 4. Seating is limited to 50 people in the planetarium, so purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the Los Alamos Nature Center or by calling 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 www.peecnature.org.