The community is invited to test its knowledge of astronomy this Friday evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium during a “Stump the Astronomers!” panel.
This event begins at 7 p.m., Nov. 16 and will feature 10 local astronomers. Bring along the toughest astronomy-related questions and get ready for an evening of fun.
Astronomer Rick Wallace will be the MC for the evening and the panel will include Paul Arendt, Steve Becker, Chick Keller, Akkana Peck, Dave North, Dan Reisenfeld, Jonas Lippuner, Jonah Miller and Peter Polko. These astronomers have expertise in a variety of fields and will attempt to answer any questions about astronomy that are asked by the audience.
Audience members should try to keep their questions at about a high school science level or below so everyone can participate in the discussion. Before the panel, one of the astronomers will give audience members a night sky tour on the full-dome of the planetarium.
Saturday, Nov. 17, join the nature center for a screening at 2 p.m. of the full-dome film “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure”. This popular planetarium film explores the colossal creatures that ruled the oceans eighty million years ago. The National Geographic program immerses audiences in an unexplored world of swimming dinosaurs. “Sea Monsters” is not recommended for kids under age 6. The Bilingual Montessori School generously provided funding to bring this film to the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Seating is limited for both the talk and movie, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission for both events is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.