PEEC: Watch ‘Interstellar’ And Explore The Science Behind The Film June 27-28

Watch ‘Interstellar’ tonight at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The movie is part of the nature center’s Suds & Shows summer movie and beer night series. Beer and wine are available from Pajarito Brewpub starting at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy outside before the show. Then, join Peter Polko at 6 p.m., Friday in the planetarium to explore the science behind the film. Courtesy/PEEC


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Watch “Interstellar” this evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium for PEEC’s summer movie series “Suds & Shows.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. and beer and wine are available from Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at a cash bar. The movie starts at 7 p.m. in the planetarium.
Bring a picnic dinner to have outside, buy drinks and enjoy spending time at the nature center before the movie. Movie tickets are $5 per person and drinks are available for purchase throughout the evening.
In addition to this movie screening, Peter Polko is giving a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the planetarium about the science behind the film.
When “Interstellar” came out, it was touted as the first physics-based science fiction film. Polko will explore what parts of the film are plausible based on current physics and what parts are purely science fiction. He will focus on the iconic black hole that is depicted in the film and explain the interesting processes that happen around it.
To learn more about black holes, the nature center is playing the full-dome film “Black Holes” at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29. This film explores the world of black holes: a place where time stands still, universal order breaks down and the unimaginable becomes a reality. Tickets for Polko’s talk and “Black Holes” are $6 per adult and $4 per child.
Because there is limited seating in the planetarium, reserve tickets for all of these events in advance. Tickets may be reserved by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 505.662.0460.
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit