Explore highlights of October’s night skies at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium and the Pajarito Astronomer’s Dark Night program.
Explore October’s Night Skies at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Planetarium Friday
Also enjoy the Pajarito Astronomers’ County-Sponsored Dark Night program at White Rock’s Overlook Park Saturday.
LOS ALAMOS, NM – Learn what will be visible in October’s night skies this Friday, Oct. 5 with Steve Becker at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Becker will review highlights of this month’s skies, with an emphasis on the locations of the planets and constellations. His talk begins at 7 p.m. and is perfect for stargazers looking to learn more.
The October night sky tour will also serve as a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers’ County-Sponsored Dark Night program, which starts at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Spirio Soccer Filed at Overlook Park in White Rock. At his planetarium talk, Becker will point out the brighter constellations and show some of the interesting deep sky objects like star clusters, galaxies and nebula that may be observed with telescopes during the Dark Night event.
The nature center will also show the full-dome film National Parks Adventure in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Enjoy adrenaline-pumping odyssey and sweeping views of our nation’s parks on this beautiful giant-screen movie. This film is brought to Los Alamos by CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware and the Delle Foundation, with additional funding from Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
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.