A view of the night sky and our Milky Way galaxy. Courtesy photo
Do you want to learn more about the stars and constellations visible in March? At 7 p.m., Friday, March 4 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium, astrophysicist Galen Gisler will give a tour of the March evening skies including neighboring galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Night Sky shows are ideal for stargazers who want to expand their knowledge.
For astronomers in the northern hemisphere, March is the start of “galaxy season.” It is a time when the Milky Way hugs the horizon and the sky beyond our own galaxy is open to view. For stargazers it is a great time to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
The March Night Sky planetarium show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the nature center. Seating is limited.
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 here.