The family-friendly film ‘Exploding Universe’ plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) new planetarium film, “Exploding Universe”, explores a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide and protons give birth to life as is known today.
This family-friendly film plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon Road. The Friday show includes a talk by astrophysicist Dr. Rick Wallace.
Rick Wallace has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from U.C. Santa Cruz, where he focused on numerical calculations of st ellar explosions and nuclear fusion. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 30 years. His work included physics simulations, security of Russian nuclear material after the fall of the USSR, technical management, and international safeguards (including three years at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria, looking for States that might not be complying with arms control treaty agreements).
Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are $6 for adults and $4 for children. This movie is not recommended for children under 4 years old. The breathtaking movie starts promptly at 2 p.m. and seating is limited. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior. Watch the trailer for Exploding Universe.