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PEEC: Explore Science Of ‘Interstellar’ 7 P.M. Today

on March 29, 2019 - 7:11am
Join Peter Polko to explore the science and science-fiction in the film ‘Interstellar’ at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
When the film “Interstellar” came out, it was touted as the first physics-based science-fiction film. But not every part of it is plausible.
Join Peter Polko beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to dive into the film. Polko will discuss which parts are scientifically accurate and which are pure sci-fi.
Polko will explore how the storytelling choices in “Interstellar” impact the science behind it and how accurate the images in the film are. He will focus on the iconic black hole depicted in the film and explain the interesting processes that happen around it.

The nature center also is playing the full-dome film “Black Holes” at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30. Learn about a place where time stands still, the universal order breaks down and the unimaginable becomes reality.

Seating is limited for both of these events, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both programs is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.