The Milky Way. Photo by Elena Giorgi
The community is invited to take an interactive tour of the heavens that highlights the planets, star patterns, constellations, and deep sky objects that might be observed during the month of April. This event is 7 p.m. Friday, April 6 in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Dr.
Dr. Paul Arendt will discuss selected objects outlined in star chart handouts that will be given to the audience. The program will end with a brief presentation on several recent solar system phenomena announced by NASA and various astronomical groups and is ideal for stargazers wanting to learn more.
Arendt has a Ph.D. in Physics from Ohio State University. In addition to working in commercial manufacturing, he dedicated his career to Applied Research and Development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He now enjoys studying the history of astronomy and volunteering in the Planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
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 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.