Explore January’s Night Skies In The Planetarium

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Explore January’s Night Skies In The Planetarium

 Full-dome film “Mysteries of the Unseen World”shows Saturday.

LOS ALAMOS, NM, January 3, 2019 – Join Steve Becker in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium this Friday evening to explore the night skies coming up in January. Becker will give audience members an interactive tour of the heavens that will highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month.

Explore How the Telescope Changed our Understanding of the Skies Tonight

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Explore How the Telescope Changed our Understanding of the Skies Tonight

Full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” shows Saturday.

LOS ALAMO – As breakthroughs in astronomy occurred, the “Known Universe” kept increasing in size. Join Dave North and Akkana Peck in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium this Friday, Dec. 28 to to explore how our perception of reality has grown over time, noting bumps along the road, some dead ends and some groundbreaking ideas. This talk begins at 7 p.m. and will look at the telescope in particular.

Explore the Science and Folklore Behind the Winter Solstice Tonight

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Explore the Science and Folklore Behind the Winter Solstice Tonight

Full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” shows in the planetarium on Saturday.

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Explore the science and folklore behind the Winter Solstice Friday evening in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Rick Wallace will discuss the astronomy of solstices as well as folklore, festivals and activities that are dedicated to celebrating this time of year. This talk begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

 

Explore the Brightest Explosions in the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium Friday

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Explore the Brightest Explosions in the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium Friday

Full-dome film Exploding Universe shows Saturday.

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Learn about the brightest explosions in our universe this Friday, Dec. 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium with Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning. Lloyd-Ronning will tell the audience all about the incredible phenomena that is gamma-ray bursts, which occur when a massive star dies or when two old, dense stars smash into each other. The talk begins at 7 p.m.

Explore Our Local Star Tonight In The Los Alamos Nature Center’s Planetarium

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Explore Our Local Star Tonight In The Los Alamos Nature Center’s Planetarium

Full-dome film “Incoming!” shows on Saturday.

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Learn about our local star at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at a presentation from Joyce Guzik called Inside the Sun. Guzik’s presentation will explore why the sun shines, the possible fate of the sun and earth and much more. She guarantees that the audience will learn something about the sun that they didn’t know before.

Learn About Asteroids and Watch ‘National Parks Adventure’ in the Planetarium

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Learn About Asteroids and Watch ‘National Parks Adventure’ in the Planetarium

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Join astronomer Rick Wallace in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium at 7 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 23, to learn all about the past and future of asteroid impacts and threats. Audience members will watch the full-dome film “Incoming!” at this event and enjoy an audio-visual presentation from Wallace on the nature of asteroids, their possible involvement in bringing water to the young Earth, Internet predictions of the immanent destruction of Earth and more.

Explore the Mysteries of Quasars this Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

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Explore the Mysteries of Quasars this Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

Enjoy the full-dome film “Exploding Universe” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Join Paul Arendt and Rick Wallace for a discussion of the history of Quasars at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Arendt and Wallace will take the audience through the history of quasars since their discovery in the 1950s and will also examine active galactic nuclei and black holes at this talk.

Learn About Black Holes in the Nature Center’s Planetarium This Weekend

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Learn About Black Holes in the Nature Center’s Planetarium This Weekend

LOS ALAMOS, NM – Explore the world of black holes this Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Aycin Aykutalp will discuss her research on possible pathways for the formation of massive seed black holes in the early universe and on Saturday, Oct. 27 the nature center will show the full-dome film “Black Holes” in the planetarium at 2 p.m.