From the makers of We are Astronomers, comes an exciting film that explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.
Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) new planetarium film, We are Stars, connects life on earth to the evolution of the universe by investigating the chemistry of stars. This family-friendly film will premiere at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium, Astrophysicist Dr. Richard Wallace will give a talk and be available to answer questions.
Richard Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from U.C. Santa Cruz, where he focused on numerical calculations of stellar explosions and nuclear fusion.
He has a successful career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he spent the last 30 years. His work included physics simulations, security of Russian nuclear material after the fall of the USSR, technical management, and international safeguards (including 3 years at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria, looking for States that might not be complying with arms control treaty agreements).
We are Stars will also play at 2 p.m., April 30 and May 1.
Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are only $6 for adults and $4 for children. This movie is not recommended for children under 4 years old. The breathtaking movie starts promptly at 2 p.m. and seating is limited. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior. Watch the trailer for We are Stars.
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.