Summer Stars Introduction At Nature Center

Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Become familiar with the seasonal skies at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Friday July 14, 8-10 p.m., join John Lorenzen for a fascinating astronomy presentation at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This two-hour program will begin in the planetarium and include an introduction to seasonal constellations.

After becoming familiar with celestial features, the group will view the night sky via telescopes, weather permitting.

Lorenzen has enjoyed guiding learners of all ages in the wonders of astronomy. He has worked in a variety of natural places, including in the mountains above Los Angeles, along Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, on the shores of the Great Lakes, and here in the vast spaces of northern New Mexico.

In addition, he is a member of the Santa Fe Tour Guides Association and an ethnobotanist, having studied plants with an Ojibwe medicine woman. He also is an actor, writer and an artist. John has a degree in environmental education and an MA in teaching.

Registration is required for this program and is available at or by calling 505.662.0460. The cost is $10 per individual and $20 per family.

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