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More Scenes From 2017 Solar Eclipse

on August 22, 2017 - 10:01am

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by William Mead

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by William Mead

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Scenes from the solar eclipse viewed Monday from Los Alamos. Photo by Aria Villareal

Stories, Stars And A Film At Nature Center Friday

on August 22, 2017 - 8:02am
Eclipes. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center has a special planetarium show by Dr. Galen Gisler at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 where he will share stories from the total eclipse and point out objects visible in our night sky.
 
The full-dome film From Earth to the Univers e will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27
 
Dr. Galen Gisler worked with PEEC and high school students from Los Alamos to collect data during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Mountaineers Present: Big Wall Climbing In Yosemite

on August 22, 2017 - 7:34am
Forest Altherr looks across Yosemite Valley at El Capitan while Ribbon Falls cascades to the left. Courtesy photo
 
Forest Altherr and Miranda Oakley wrapped up the spring season in Yosemite with a climb of Freestone next to Yosemite Falls. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAINEERS News:

Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation on climbing in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park is North America's birthplace of big wall rock climbing, and the park's reputation remains global in its reach.

Daily Postcard: View Of LA Mountain

on August 22, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: View of LA Mountain Monday from the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Solar Eclipse Viewing At Overlook Park

on August 21, 2017 - 11:01pm

Retired Los Alamos scientist Johnathan Thron utilizes his Astroscan telescope to view this morning's solar eclipse from his vantage point on the lawn at Overlook Park in White Rock. He recalled as a young boy seeing an Astroscan telescope in the Edmund Scientific Company catalog and how cool he thought it was. He purchased this one about five years ago at an estate sale. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Johnathan Thron, left, and Duncan MacArthur view this morning's solar eclipse from Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Duncan MacArthur,

Ally Mackey Watches Solar Eclipse

on August 21, 2017 - 10:33pm

Ally Mackey of Los Alamos seems fascinated by this morning's eclipse of the sun. Courtesy photo

Scenes Of Solar Eclipse Viewing In Nebraska

on August 21, 2017 - 5:38pm
Kerry Habiger of Los Alamos flew his plan and several local friends to view the solar eclipse this morning at the Fairmont Airfield in Nebraska. Courtesy/Kerry Habiger
 
Scene of people watching the solar eclipse this morning at the Fairmont Airfield in Nebraska. Courtesy/Kerry Habiger
 
Scene of people watching the solar eclipse this morning at the Fairmont Airfield in Nebraska. Courtesy/Kerry Habiger
 
Former Los Alamos resident Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn traveled from their home in Denver, four hours to Alliance, Nebr., this weekend to enjoy the festivities and wait for the

Los Alamos Checks Out Solar Eclipse

on August 21, 2017 - 4:10pm

A group of people check out the solar eclipse this morning on the deck of the Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Jessica Morgan models her special glasses at this morning's viewing of the solar eclipse from the deck of the Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Andy Fox checks out the solar eclipse this morning from the sidewalk in front of his department store in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Ronda Jones observes the solar eclipse from the parking lot in front of Shannon Corporation on Central Avenue.

View Of Solar Eclipse From Valle Grande

on August 21, 2017 - 4:01pm

View of the solar eclipse at 11:50 a.m. today from the Valle Grande where it was quite cloudy, but once in a while the sun would peek through, allowing a good view. Photo by Laurie Waters

Scenes Of Solar Eclipse Viewing At Nature Center

on August 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

People gathered this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center to view the solar eclipse. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene of solar eclipse this morning from the Los Alamos Nature Center.  Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from solar eclipse viewing this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from solar eclipse viewing this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC staff project the telescope view of the eclipse onto a white board this morning at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Chris

Daily Postcard: Fawns Graze In Pajarito Acres

on August 21, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. They were spotted once with their mother but usually are in a particular backyard by themselves. They have nice spots typical of fawns. They usually run or sometimes prance away fast when they spot the homeowners, so grabbing a photograph has been a challenge. Photo by Bob Reedy

Daily Postcard: These two fawns have been seen for several days in the Monte Rey Drive area of Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Bob Reedy

LAPS: Solar Eclipse Safety Reminder

on August 20, 2017 - 2:28pm

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Greetings from the Superintendent’s Desk!

Well … it looks like we may have clouds and maybe even rain during Monday’s Solar Eclipse. In any case, this spectacular event offers a rare teachable moment about science and safety.

In Los Alamos, the Partial Eclipse begins at about 10:22 a.m. when the Moon touches the Sun's edge. The Maximum Eclipse will be at about 11:46 a.m. when the Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.

Here are some safety reminders for students and staff on Monday: 

  • The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or

Daily Postcard: Western Area Walk Turns Into Standoff

on August 20, 2017 - 6:42am
Daily Postcard: An afternoon walk with the family dog Saturday in Western Area turns into a game of ‘chicken’ ... the big buck blinked. Photo by Brint Perera

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt: $660,000 In Historic State And Tribal Preservation Grants To New Mexico

on August 20, 2017 - 5:40am
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service has announced the distribution of $341,169 in historic preservation grants to New Mexico as well as $322,404 for historic preservation grants to eleven Tribal Historic Preservation Offices in the state.
 
This funding, part of $25.5 million going to states and tribes across the country today, represents a total of $58 million that the National Park Service has invested in the preservation efforts to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S.

NOAA Satellites To Capture Moon’s Shadow Against Earth During 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

on August 20, 2017 - 5:29am

Photo by NASA/NOAA

NOAA News:

While most of America will be looking up during the solar eclipse Monday, America’s newest weather satellite, NOAA's GOES-16, will be looking down on the earth, tracking the moon’s shadow across the United States with its highly sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager.

And NOAA plans to issue images of the eclipse from GOES-16 and its other polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites as they become available.

The satellite’s imager will provide three, high-resolution, color animations and still pictures of the eclipse.

LAHS Students Travel To Wyoming For Eclipse

on August 19, 2017 - 10:30am

From left, Maddie Mas, Maya Rogers, (on shoulders are Isabelle Crooker, Beth Short), LAHS Science Teacher Steph Miller and husband/volunteer Mark Mitchell, Prescott More, Elijah Pelofske, School Board Member/Volunteer Steve Boerigter, Stephen Gulley and Jack Benner. LAHS Science teacher/trip coordinator Deborah Grothaus isn’t on the trip due to prior commitments. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Eight Los Alamos High School students left Friday, to travel to Wyoming as part of the Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment.

The students are traveling with LAHS Science teacher Steph

Solar Eclipse Extravaganza At Valles Caldera Monday

on August 19, 2017 - 7:45am

A park ranger uses special solar glasses to safely view the sun at the Valles Calderas. Courtesy/NPS

VCNP News:

The Great American Eclipse is coming, and everyone is invited to the Valles Caldera National Preserve to watch it.

Join rangers to witness and learn more about this spectacular natural event, free of charge, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the Valle Grande Entrance Station on N.M. 4. The maximum partial eclipse will be reached at approximately 11:45 a.m. MDT, Monday.

To safely view a solar eclipse, special-purpose solar filters are mandatory!

The North Face Awards 2017 Explore Fund Grant To New Mexico Wildlife Center

on August 19, 2017 - 7:09am
River Classroom. Courtesy photo
 
NMWC News:
 
ESPANOLA The North Face has awarded a 2017 Explore Fund grant to New Mexico Wildlife Center for its River Classroom program. River Classroom will launch the 2017-2018 school year in September, working with students from Espanola, Tierra Amarilla and Chama.
 
River Classroom is led by Dr. Christy Wall, who is passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors with her students.
 
“We are thrilled to be selected as a recipient of the Explore Fund grant. River Classroom is a wonderful program for our community,” Dr. Wall said.

Daily Postcard: Flower Basks In Afternoon Sunshine

on August 19, 2017 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: A flower basks in the glow of the warm afternoon sunshine. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Cheryl Bell

on August 18, 2017 - 3:19pm
By JAMES ROBINSON
Chair, Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation
Member, Environmental Sustainability Board
 
I wanted to thank Cheryl Bell for the wonderful letter about bears (link). One point I really want to drive home is thanking Los Alamos for making great strides in becoming a bear friendly community.
 
Earlier this year, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation teamed up to host New Mexico’s first Bear Festival.

Public Shares Thoughts On Local Trails

on August 18, 2017 - 3:15pm

From left, Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson host a meeting Wednesday night at the North Mesa Stables area regarding Los Alamos County's trails. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Approximately 20 people attended the trails meeting Wednesday near the stables. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Trail users were invited to give their thoughts and input on Los Alamos’ trails during an informal gathering Wednesday night at the North Mesa

Science On Tap Presentation Targets Lightning

on August 18, 2017 - 8:35am

Tess Light discusses what is shocking about lightning during a Science on Tap presentation Thursday at Unquarked. She is with the Lab’s Space and Remote Sensing Group and touched on research that dates back to the 1960s when it was developed in connection with space payloads that monitor the Earth for evidence of nuclear treaty violation. Learning more about lightning is an outgrowth of those sensors. Courtesy photo

NPS Action Provides Park Visitors Better Access To Safe, Healthy Water

on August 18, 2017 - 8:28am
NPS News:
 
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Visitors to all of America’s national parks will have better access to the healthiest packaged beverage now that the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has rescinded a policy that allowed individual national parks to ban the sale of bottled water in single-serve plastic containers.
 
“The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauds this action, which recognizes the importance of making safe, healthy, convenient bottled water available to the millions of people from around the world who want to stay well-hydrated while visiting national parks,” IBWA

SFNF: Gilman Tunnels Reopen

on August 18, 2017 - 7:41am
The Gilman Tunnels have reopened. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 have reopened on the Jemez Ranger District. 
 
Closed since mid-June, the Gilman Tunnel corridor has undergone essential safety measures following several near misses with large boulders falling into the roadway. Road crews have stabilized the cliff walls within the box canyon and removed sections of loose rock along a portion of FR 376 between mile markers 0.1 and 5.5. 
 
Keep in mind that although these measures have helped stabilize the canyon’s walls, weather

Daily Postcard: NJROTC Cadets Drill At Sunrise

on August 18, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: An early morning sky shines over NJROTC cadets at drill practice Monday at Los Alamos High School. Photo by CPO Tim Graziani

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