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Gravitational Waves And Dark Matter At Planetarium

on November 15, 2017 - 5:46am
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special gravitational wave planetarium show planned for at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, and the full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery is screening at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.
These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC), and the Friday show is expected to sell out.
During the special November 17th show, astrophysicist Dr. Galen Gisler will share recent, exciting findings by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Europe-based Virgo detector; and some 70 ground- and space-based observatories. 
Since this show is expected to sell out, PEEC recommends reserving your tickets soon. For those who are unable to attend on the 17th, the show will be repeated at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
The full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery  explores our understanding of dark matter. This captivating movie answers questions such as: 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?

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, please visit tarium. To reserve tickets, call 505.662.0460.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be open regular hours this month: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as well as 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The nature center is open late until 8 p.m., Tuesdays and closed Thursdays for regular maintenance. The nature center will be open Nov. 24 through 26.