Planetarium

Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

Enjoy 360-degrees of immersive entertainment that offers a sensory experience unlike any other. Explore the cosmos in ways you wouldn’t have thought possible!

The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium serves as an astronomy, space-science, and nature education resource for Northern New Mexico. Our planetarium comfortably seats 50 individuals. A digital projection surrounds you on the domed theater thirty feet in diameter.

For an updated schedule of full-dome shows, see the Upcoming Events section. If you have any questions, please contact the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Spring Planetarium Calendar (0.7Mb pdf)

Summer Planetarium Calendar (0.7Mb pdf)

Upcoming Shows

Photo by Elena Georgi

July Night Sky Show

Fri, Jul 1, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium.

Feature Film: Exoplanets

Sat, Jul 2, 2016
2:00 PM

How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system.

Feature Film: Exoplanets

Sun, Jul 3, 2016
2:00 PM

How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Planetarium Film: We are Stars

Tue, Jul 5, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

Photo by Elena Georgi

The Big Bang: How our world came to be!

Fri, Jul 8, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Join local astronomer Galen Gisler to discuss the big bang.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Stars

Sat, Jul 9, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Stars

Sun, Jul 10, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

The Science of the Film, “The Martian”

Fri, Jul 15, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

How accurate is the science in the recent movie, “The Martian?”

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Sat, Jul 16, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Sun, Jul 17, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye.

Fourth Friday Fractals

Fri, Jul 22, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

See fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Black Holes

Sat, Jul 23, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Black Holes

Sun, Jul 24, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Black Holes

Sat, Jul 30, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes!

Legends Laser Light Show – July 31

Sun, Jul 31, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Laser X Laser Light Show – July 31

Sun, Jul 31, 2016
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Beatles Laser Light Show – July 31

Sun, Jul 31, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: The Wall Laser Light Show – July 31

Sun, Jul 31, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Legends Laser Light Show

Mon, Aug 1, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Laser Rock Laser Light Show

Mon, Aug 1, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: DSOTM Laser Light Show

Mon, Aug 1, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Metallica Laser Light Show – August 1

Mon, Aug 1, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Laser Magic Laser Light Show

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Legends Laser Light Show

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: The Wall Laser Light Show

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Tue, Aug 2, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Legends Laser Light Show

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Laseropolis Laser Light Show

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Metallica Laser Light Show

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Beatles Laser Light Show

Wed, Aug 3, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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U2 Laser Light Show

Thu, Aug 4, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: DSOTM Laser Light Show

Thu, Aug 4, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Laser Mania Laser Light Show

Fri, Aug 5, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Legends Laser Light Show

Fri, Aug 5, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Fri, Aug 5, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Beatles Laser Light Show

Fri, Aug 5, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Legends Laser Light Show

Sat, Aug 6, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium.

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Laser Vinyl Laser Light Show

Sat, Aug 6, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: DSOTM Laser Light Show

Sat, Aug 6, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Pink Floyd: The Wall Laser Light Show

Sat, Aug 6, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium

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Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Sun, Aug 7, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium.

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Laser Retro Laser Light Show

Sun, Aug 7, 2016
3:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium.

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Pink Floyd: The Wall Laser Light Show

Sun, Aug 7, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium.

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Beatles Laser Light Show

Sun, Aug 7, 2016
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Come enjoy a laser light show at the planetarium.

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Photo by Elena Georgi

Astronomy Show

Fri, Aug 12, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Explore our universe from the comfort of the planetarium.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Black Holes

Sat, Aug 13, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Black Holes

Sun, Aug 14, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through the galaxies in search of answers to explain the riddles of black holes!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film Premiere: Exploding Universe

Fri, Aug 19, 2016
7:00 PM

Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Exploding Universe

Sat, Aug 20, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Exploding Universe

Sun, Aug 21, 2016
2:00 PM

Voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe.

Fourth Friday Fractals

Fri, Aug 26, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

See fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show!

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Stars

Sat, Aug 27, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Stars

Sun, Aug 28, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry.

Photo by Elena Georgi

September Night Sky Show

Fri, Sep 2, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Discover and identify objects visible in our night sky this month, and enjoy their beauty from our planetarium.

Feature Film: Exoplanets

Sat, Sep 3, 2016
2:00 PM

How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system.

Feature Film: Exoplanets

Sun, Sep 4, 2016
2:00 PM

How do we know there are planets outside our solar system, exoplanets? Find out and venture past the edges of our solar system.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Sat, Sep 10, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Sun, Sep 11, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Discover what is normally too fast, too slow, too small, or outside the visible spectrum. There is far more to nature than meets the eye.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Astronomers

Sat, Sep 17, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

Photo by Elena Georgi

Feature Film: We are Astronomers

Sun, Sep 18, 2016
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This exciting, family-friendly film reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

Fourth Friday Fractals

Fri, Sep 23, 2016
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

See fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show!

Feature Film: Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure

Sat, Sep 24, 2016
2:00 PM

See prehistoric sea creatures come to life, and follow fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.

Feature Film: Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure

Sun, Sep 25, 2016
2:00 PM

See prehistoric sea creatures come to life, and follow fossil hunters to remote locations as they excavate the remains of some of the most awe-inspiring creatures of all time.