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

 

Dark Matter or Not? (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, May 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Aycin Aykutalp to review dark matter theory, the missing mass problem, and talk about alternative theories that can shed light on the mystery of dark matter.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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Quasars, Blazars, and Radio Galaxies (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, May 21, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Explore the most violent activities in the universe since the Big Bang itself in this astronomy talk from Galen Gisler.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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The Night Sky in June (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Jun 4, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Discover what is coming up in June's night skies in this astronomy talk hosted by Galen Gisler.

Audience: General Audience
Event type: Special Planetarium Events
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 
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A Short History of Astronomy (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Jun 11, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get a quick history lesson on the field of astronomy at this talk from amateur astronomer Jeremy Best.

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