PEEC: Night Skies And Asteroid Exploration

first_imgIn addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “Incoming!” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Narrated by George Takei, this planetarium show explores asteroids, comets and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins. Audience members will embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth — and those that roam far from home. PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org. This talk will begin at 7 p.m. and highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed at the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program the following evening. This program is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more before heading outside to look at the stars. Seating is limited for the Dark Night preview and the full-dome film, so please call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve your tickets. Admission to both programs is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4. The full-dome film ‘Incoming!’ is 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC The Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night starts at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct 26, at Overlook Park. The group will gather at Spirio Soccer Field to observe the night sky. Viewing will end by 1 a.m. and Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all may be visible during the event.center_img For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call (505).662.0460. Join Steve Becker for an interactive tour of the heavens this Friday, Oct. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. PEEC News: Join Steve Becker for a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers’ Dark Night program at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 25 in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Courtesy/PEEClast_img read more

Gonzalez-Sanchez withdraws motion to appeal his murder conviction

first_imgOscar Sanchez-Gonzalez in Sumner County District Court in November.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Oscar Gonzalez-Sanchez, convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Wellington woman in 2008, issued a withdrawal of a notice of appeal.Sumner County District Judge William Mott ruled that the defendant should be returned the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections to serve out the rest of his sentence. Gonzalez-Sanchez’ attorney issued the withdrawal in April.Gonzalez-Sanchez had pled guilty to murder on June 26, 2008 and would not be eligible for parole until after a minimum of 20 years or the year 2028. He recently filed a right to appeal late motion in hopes that an appeals case could be heard in a higher Kansas court and his conviction would be overturned.Gonzalez-Sanchez, according to the court document filed, claimed his court-appointed attorney Michael Brown failed to perfect and complete an appeal on his behalf – nor did he sign any documents stating he was not going to appeal within a 30-day period.  There was no explanation why he withdrew his notice to appeal.More on this case can be found here.last_img read more

Ateneo opens post-Valdez era with sweep of UST

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member This is Ateneo’s first UAAP match without the three-time UAAP MVP Valdez, who steered the school to a couple of championships.Alexine Cabaños had the unfortunate fate of throwing away UST’s final serve that sealed Ateneo’s win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“People expected us to have jitters but at the end of the game what we trained for eventually showed,” said Jia Morado, who took over the captain’s role from Valdez. “There were some points when we were shaky but we were able to get a grip of things.”Jho Maraguinot was the standout offensive player for Ateneo as she led the Lady Eagles with 15 points but Morado also set up other players at their side of the floor. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez may have already left, but Ateneo hasn’t forgotten its winning ways.The Lady Eagles swept the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22, Saturday at the start of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Returning players Mich Morente and Kat Tolentino combined for 17 points while Bea De Leon added seven.EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina combined for 27 points to lead UST. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READcenter_img Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more