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PEEC: Eclipse Photos And Phantoms At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Sept. 9-10

on September 4, 2017 - 10:03am

PEEC News:

Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and see the full-dome planetarium film Phantom of the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Three local astronomers who watched the eclipse from within the path of totality, will share stories, photos, data and videos from the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 planetarium. Galen Gisler, Rick Wallace and Paul Arendt traveled north to see the recent solar eclipse and gathered photos, video, and data to help study the Sun's inner corona. They are eager to share their experiences and images with the community.

The full-dome film Phantom of the Universe will play at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10 in the planetarium. The film, which uncovers the heavenly mystery of dark matter, can be seen at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 in the nature center planetarium. The film traces existence back to its beginning, stretching through space and time to reveal its unique connection to the Large Hadron Collider.

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature. org/planetarium. To reserve tickets, call 505.662.0460.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,  Friday and Saturday as well as 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The nature center is open until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.