Planetarium

Thank you to our sponsors: The Delle Foundation and the Ponderosa Montessori School!

Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

The Los Alamos Nature Center will re-open for limited hours on Monday, April 12, 2021. At this time, the planetarium will remain closed and our weekly astronomy talks will continue to take place via Zoom. View all upcoming events here.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Upcoming Shows

 

Sky Cultures of the World (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Apr 16, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Most people in the Western world have a very basic knowledge of the 88 constellations used by modern astronomers. Author and TV host Charles Ennis will introduce you to where these constellations came from and explore how many cultures around the world viewed the night skies and how those views can give you a whole new perspective on the universe.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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The Birth of the Earth (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Apr 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Rick Wallace to discuss some of the recent theories for the formation of the solar system, including the formation of the Earth and moon, at this special Earth Month astronomy talk.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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The Life and Death of the Sun (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Apr 30, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Dan Reisenfeld for this live-streamed astronomy talk and take a look at how the Sun formed, what makes it tick today, and how its life will end in the distant future.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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