Discover Explosive Astronomy at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Planetarium this Weekend


Discover Explosive Astronomy at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Planetarium this Weekend

LOS ALAMOS, NM, September 26, 2018 – Learn about explosive astronomy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center. On Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., astrophysicist Rick Wallace will lead a discussion about supernovae, x-ray bursts, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars and quasars.

At this talk, Wallace will also show the full-dome movie “Exploding Universe.” “Exploding Universe” explores the kinds of explosive events that shaped the Universe. Audience members can dive into a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide and protons give birth to life as we know it today. The nature center will show “Exploding Universe” again on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. for individuals who cannot attend the Friday evening discussion.

Seating is limited for both the talk and movie, so please 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.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

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