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PEEC to host ‘Flat Earth’ debate

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The Los Alamos Nature Center has two planetarium programs the weekend of March 31: a screening of the full-dome film “Incoming!” at 2 p.m. March 31 and a “Flat Earth Debate” at 2 p.m. April 1.

The Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by Pajarito Environmental Education Center, will be open from 1-4 p.m. on April 1.

“Incoming!” traces the paths of comets and asteroids and takes a close-up look at interstellar collisions that have impacted Earth – as well as those still pending.

What evidence is there for a flat Earth? What evidence is there to establish the true shape of the Earth? Local astronomers will hold a discussion of the Flat Earth theories to answer these questions at 2 p.m. April 1.

Since most Flat-Earthers claim that space flight has been faked and discount photographs as being too easily manipulated, the discussion will be limited to measurements that can be made from the ground and without photographs.

For more information about this and future planetarium shows, visit peecnature.org/planetarium. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children. To reserve tickets, call 662-0460.

The Los Alamos Nature Center is open during regular hours now through May: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday as well as 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. The nature center is open late on Tuesdays, until 8 p.m., and closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.