How Scientifically Accurate Is ‘The Martian’?

Mars. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Is The Martian movie far fetched? What is the atmosphere like on the surface of Mars? How long can an astronaut survive there?

Astrophysicist Rick Wallace will lead a full-dome planetarium show and discussion of Mars at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, including the challenges, opportunities and realities of this red planet. This fascinating Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) program is in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 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