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PEEC: Movie, Special Solstice Show This Weekend

on December 20, 2017 - 7:14am


PEEC News:
This weekend, the Los Alamos Nature Center has two special planetarium programs: a special solstice show Friday and a full-dome film Saturday. The Friday, Dec. 22, show Bones, Tombs, and Solstice will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, the exciting full-dome film Exploding Universe is screening at 2 p.m. These planetarium programs are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
LANL astrophysicists Erica Fogerty and Galen Gisler will take planetarium visitors back in time to Newgrange, a 5,000-year-old passage tomb dedicated to the winter solstice. The show will focus on the astronomical, cultural, and historical significance of this sacred winter event.
Exploding Universe, playing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, uncovers cosmic events that shaped the Universe. This full-dome film explores a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide, and protons give birth to life as we know it.

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.or g/planetarium. To reserve tickets, call 505.662.0460.
The Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and open regular hours for the rest of December. The nature center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,  Fridays and Saturdays as well as 1-4 p.m. Sundays. The nature center is open until 8 p.m. Tuesdays and closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.