Seating is limited for both of these events, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve 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. 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. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email [email protected] or call 505.662.0460. Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. today in the Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the latest updates on Cepheid variable stars. PEEC also will show the full-dome film ‘Out There’ at 2 p.m., Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC Cepheids also are a laboratory to test stellar interior physics, such as nuclear reaction rates for helium burning and opacities, under conditions not easily accessible in laboratories on Earth. Guzik will give an update from an international conference on Cepheid research held in in October in Cloudcroft at this talk. At this talk, Joyce Guzik will discuss topics on the latest Cepheid research and point out the locations and properties of several Cepheids in the night sky. “Out There” explores how the world’s most powerful telescopes have allowed more and more exploration of the universe. The film also showcases the sun, which is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in the galaxy. Cepheids are stars that brighten and dim periodically. Observations of these stars are well within the reach of amateur observers, with more than 200 Cepheids in the Milky Way. Cepheids show a period-luminosity relation that has been used to determine distances within the Milky Way Galaxy and to galaxies beyond. This is why they’re known as the yardsticks of the universe. The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 to explore the latest discoveries related to Cepheid variable stars — the yardsticks of the universe. PEEC News: In addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, it’s now known that planets like the earth are nothing special in the cosmos. PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘Out There’ at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
NMDOH News:SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces instructions for where New Mexico health care providers can go online to comply with two public health orders announced March 25th designed to protect our state supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic:Providers reporting how they plan to comply with the ordered three-month delay on all non-essential medical procedures without risk to their patients can now submit their policies via the clinicians section of the NMDOH’s COVID-19 website at https://cv.nmhealth.org/clinicians/.In addition, health care providers and wholesale medical suppliers both can now email [email protected] to report to NMDOH the amounts and types of PPE they have in stock. For more information, both the non-essential services order and the order regarding the sale and distribution of PPE are both available at the links provided.
BY FRANKIY KAPIN SOCCER: Defending National Soccer League champions Toti City FC proved too strong for Morobe United in the Kumul Petroleum National Soccer League semi-final in Lae. As far as the definite goals that went begging is concerned, Toti FC missed four golden opportunities in the first half and three more in the second half, in what could have been a daunting send off for their Morobe compatriots. After a deadlock for the opening 20 minutes, United managed to put their noses in front from Alex Kamen who deflected a corner kick into the back of the City goalmouth to take an early 1-0 lead. City pushing with renewed vigor to get back on equal terms, finally managed to level the scores from a timely chip kick from Nigel Dabinyaba who realised the goalmouth was unguarded only eight minutes later. Then with two minutes remaining to the first half, PNG international Michael Foster caught the latter napping with their second goal for City to take a promising 2-1 lead to halftime. Following the break, United were in trouble at the 62nd minute when goalkeeper Vagi Koniel was forced to rush out of his goalmouth to corner the probing Raymond Gunemba, who managed to slip away a pass to the unmarked Foster to score his second goal to lead 3-1. United’s crumbling defence took another blow when a solo effort by Dabinyaba sent the nail in the coffin for United to land his second minutes to full-time for the sealer. Relentless efforts by United’s midfield couldn’t be complemented upfront, to now allow the national champions to press their cliam to defend their NSL title agan in the Grand Final against former champions Hekari United. Morobe United will now play Eastern Stars FC for the third placing.
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea, QPR and Fulham…Chelsea have been linked with Nantes’ Senegal international defender Papy Djilobodji.Following French media reports that Chelsea are interested in the 27-year-old, the Daily Mail say the Blues have made an approach for him.AdChoices广告Celtic, Southampton, Newcastle, Leicester and Sunderland are also said to be interested, but the player has reportedly been holding out for a move to a bigger club.The Mail also reports that Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah, who has been spotted in Naples, is set to join Napoli on loan.Chalobah is yet to make a first-team appearance for ChelseaAnd the Italian media continue to suggest that Chelsea will look to complete a deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus before the transfer window closes.The Daily Star, citing a claim by an Italian journalist, suggest Chelsea will pay £87.5m in order to land the France international.Austin’s futureInevitably there is speculation over the futures of various QPR players ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.The Daily Mirror claim Rangers are ‘bracing themselves for a fire sale’, with West Ham supposedly still keen to sign keeper Rob Green and West Brom tipped to try to push through a deal for Matty Phillips.The Mirror also say Swansea have been sounded out about signing Junior Hoilett as Rangers look to reduce their wage bill. Related West London Sport story: QPR make Hoilett and Traore available on free transfers As for Charlie Austin, the Mirror reckon Bournemouth will make a pre-deadline move for the R’s striker but will face competition from Crystal Palace.Eagles boss Alan Pardew would apparently have to offload players before he could go for Austin.On Sunday bookmakers cut the odds on Austin signing for Manchester United, prompting the Star to suggest he could be on his way to Old Trafford.The Star also claim Austin earns £85,000 a week at QPR and that his wage demands have put off potential buyers. The Austin situation as it stands:• Rangers want £15m• Leicester had an offer rejected last month• Crystal Palace have shown some interest but not at QPR’s asking price• West London Sport also revealed last month that QPR were considering making Austin an offer of a new deal if he stays, fearing they could lose him on a Bosman free transfer if he sees out the remainder of his contract• Director of football Les Ferdinand later confirmed to West London Sport that the club were considering making Austin another offer• Ferdinand has also denied reports of an approach from Newcastle• Everton have been monitoring Austin since QPR were last in the Championship Meanwhile, QPR want Middlesbrough’s Albert Adomah, the Northern Echo believe.Boro would apparently be willing to sell the Ghana international for around £4m but would also consider a season-long loan deal.And French media reports claim Fulham have rejected an offer from Genoa for Moussa Dembele and that Marseille are interested in the teenage striker. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook