PEEC: Discover Explosive Astronomy Friday

Learn about explosive astronomy at 7 p.m., Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn about explosive astronomy at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium at 2600 Canyon Road.
 
Astrophysicist Rick Wallace will lead a discussion about supernovae, x-ray bursts, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars and quasars.
 
At this talk, Wallace also will show the full-dome movie “Exploding Universe.” “Exploding Universe” explores the kinds of explosive events that shaped the Universe. Audience members can dive into a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide and protons give birth to life as it is known today.
 
The nature center will show “Exploding Universe” again at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 for individuals who cannot attend the Friday evening discussion.
 
Seating is limited for both the talk and movie, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both events is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505).662.0460.
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