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PEEC Brings New Film To Planetarium

on September 28, 2017 - 6:42am
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is bringing a new full-dome planetarium film to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend.
 
The new film Dark Matter Mystery premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 and be accompanied by a presentation by Dr. Joyce Guzik. This new movie will also play in the nature center planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
 
What do astronomers mean when they say 27% of the observable universe is made of dark matter, and only 5% is the visible matter that we can see? What evidence is there for this “dark matter," and what properties does it have? What experiments are currently trying to detect dark matter, and of what might it be composed? PEEC's new planetarium film Dark Matter Mystery answers these and other questions about this extraordinary component of our Universe.
 
Joyce Guzik is a research scientist and Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Iowa State University and has been investigating the interior structure and evolution of the Sun and other stars since 1986.

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit www.peecnature.org/planetarium. To reserve tickets, call 505.662.0460.

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