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Look up on a summer night in Los Alamos and there is so much to explore. That’s exactly why the Pajarito Environmental Education Center decided to host a star party for its final Summer Family Evening of 2014 on July 29.
Those wishing to attend should meet at PEEC by 8:30 p.m. to drive to the viewing site.
The star party will have learning opportunities for both kids and their parents, with instruction and stories by Chick Keller.
The summer sky shows off the Milky Way, which is the galaxy seen edge-on from its center way out into its spiral arms.
During the star party, Keller will talk about what we know of the galaxy’s spiral shape and show where dust clouds obscure much of it.
The group will have a chance to look at objects and discuss what’s going on in the night sky, such as star formation, age-old remnants, clusters, nebulae and more. And of course, they will be able to look at whatever planets are in the sky, certainly Mars and Saturn.
In case of rain, this program will be rescheduled for July 30. The event is free to attend, and no advance registration is required.
To learn more about this and other PEEC programs, visit PajaritoEEC.org or contact 662-0460 or Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.