LANL Students Bring Virtual Reality To Nature Center

The community is invited to try out the new Oculus Rift virtual reality machine at 7 p.m., July 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Thanks to Los Alamos National Laboratory students, the technology of the future, virtual reality, is now available at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The community is invited to grab a pair of headsets, kick back and enter a virtual world brimming with possibilities in which the boundaries of visualization technologies are pushed at 7 p.m., July 19, at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

HTC’s Vive and Oculus’ Rift are two up-and-coming programs that connect present and future in a single device. Imagine drifting among the stars from the comfort of one’s own living room, exploring the ocean depths without having to come up for air, and exploring the human cell inside and out. The possibilities are endless. With virtual reality, dreams become a reality—at least, a virtual one.

Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., July 19 to step into the future and experience a new world.

No registration is required for this event, and admission is free.

For more information about this and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org, 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 www.peecnature.org.

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