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First Friday Fractals

By Adam Fox [ Fri Sep 2 2011 8:00 AM ]

Say that 10 times fast. After that, head down to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History's Planetarium (1801 Mountain NW) for its super-successful First Friday Fractals. A fractal is a geometric shape that can be split into smaller, equal parts—theoretically, forever. Picture a snowflake or a crystal. It just so happens these mathematical wonders look absolutely amazing on a big screen, like a Fear and Loathing-inspired acid trip without the nasty side effects or legal run-ins. The visual escapade plays today at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. These do sell out regularly. For more information and to secure tickets, visit fractalfoundation.org.