What celestial objects are visible in our night sky this month? Want to see a full-dome film about dark matter?
At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the full-dome film Phantom of the Universe will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5. These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
During the Friday show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the November night sky. The audience will be able to enjoy their beauty from our planetarium and have an introduction to the Pajarito Astronomer’s Dark Night program the following evening, Nov. 4.
Phantom of the Universe, a film that uncovers the heavenly mystery of dark matter, can be seen at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 in the nature center planetarium. The film traces existence back to its beginning, stretching through space and time to reveal its unique connection to the Large Hadron Collider.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours in November: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Fr iday and Saturday as well as 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The nature center is open late Tuesdays, until 8 p.m. and closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.