In about one billion years, the Sun will swell to nearly the size of the earth’s orbit and lose its outer atmosphere. All of the oceans will evaporate and temperatures will increase drastically. Join Rick Wallace for an exciting discussion about the fate of the earth and humanity at 7 p.m., Friday, June 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
In this talk, audience members will fly through 3D models of similar planetary nebulae while considering the eventual fate of our planet. Wallace will explain how we know the fate of our solar system and what will happen to humanity when the sun expands.
Rick Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California at Santa Cruz (Lick Observatory), with a concentration in numerical calculations of stellar explosions (Novae, Supernovae, X-ray Bursts), nuclear fusion and the formation of the elements. He served as a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory for over 30 years.
Because there is limited seating in the planetarium, please purchase your tickets for this talk in advance. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Los Alamos Nature Center or by calling 505.662.0460. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.