PEEC Offers Three Astronomy Programs This Weekend

PEEC News:
This weekend the Los Alamos Nature Center has three astronomy programs:
  • A special summer stars event 8-10 p.m., Friday, July 14;
  • The PBS Science Café 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 15; and
  • The planetarium film From Earth to the Universe playing at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16.
John Lorenzen is leading Friday’s fascinating summer stars workshop. This two-hour program will begin in the planetarium and include an introduction to seasonal constellations. After becoming familiar with current celestial features, the group will view the night sky via telescopes, weather permitting.    

This year’s PBS Science Café focuses on findings from the Hubble telescope with a presentation by astrophysicist Dr. Rick Wallace and viewing of NOVA: Invisible Universe Revealed. To attend this free event, please RSVP to Rose Poston at 505.277.2396 or

From Earth to the Universe will let attendees embark on an inspiring journey through our Universe. Our understanding of the fascinating night sky has come a long way from ancient myths and campfire stories. This full-dome film reveals the splendor of our Solar System, ventures beyond the Milky Way to the birthplace of stars, and shows the giant telescopes that allow scientists to look at what lies even farther away from Earth.
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit To reserve tickets, call 505.662.0460.