PEEC Holds First Planetarium Show Tuesday

Gazing at Saturn at a planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center will host its first planetarium show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at 2600 Canyon Road.

The presentation will introduce beginning stargazers to the planets that can be seen throughout June, and to selected objects of interest that can be viewed using binoculars and asterisms (star patterns) during spring and summer nights. Particular emphasis will be given to the closest approach of Venus with Jupiter that occurs later this month, a conjunction that will not reoccur until August 27, 2016.

It’s important to note that although the planetarium is open for business, the new chairs have unfortunately been delayed. Short-backed chairs will be available to use, or if patrons prefer, they may view the presentation from the floor.

If audience members elect to view the show from the floor, please feel free to bring a yoga mat, pillow or headrest to get comfortable. Doors will open at 6:10 p.m. so patrons can experiment with what seating arrangement works best for them.

Ticketing will be limited to 40 individuals. Tickets may be purchased for $3 at the Nature Center before the show. This discounted price is for this event only. Ticket sales will end 10 minutes before the start of the show to allow all guests to be in their seats on time.

Safety notes: Food or drink will not be allowed in the planetarium. After the presentation begins, late arrivals will not be admitted. In addition, any persons leaving before the presentation ends will not be readmitted to the planetarium.

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