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PEEC: ‘Search For Sun Siblings’ Talk 7 p.m. Today

on August 3, 2018 - 7:29am
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Stars like the Sun almost never form in isolation. Usually, star formation takes place in large clusters, creating many sibling stars in batches that slowly disperse over time. Join Erica Fogerty at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to learn about the search for the Sun’s long-lost relatives and their most likely location.

Erica Fogerty

Fogerty is a computational astrophysicist in the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A native of Philadelphia, she is enjoying the change in surroundings that comes with living in Northern New Mexico. Alongside her research, Fogerty enjoys engaging the community through public outreach and is an advocate for young girls in STEM.

In addition to Fogerty’s talk this evening, the nature center will show the feature film “Black Holes” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. This planetarium film by Clark Planetarium Productions brings to life all that is fascinating and extreme in the world of black holes and presents the latest scientific information. Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain these riddles of nature.
 
Seating is limited for this program and movie, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both events is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

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