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Science On Tap: Energy To Explore Deep Space

on March 15, 2018 - 5:18pm
 
LACD News:
 
The Science On Tap discussion series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District has moved to Mondays.
 
Start the week off with interesting conversations and libations at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at UnQuarked 145 Central Park Square. Join the Bradbury Science Museum and Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, for Science on Tap to learn about the energy needed to explore deep space.
 
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive. For applications where solar power isn’t feasible (like in deep space where there is little light), the laboratory has helped pioneer a new KiloPower reactor for use in remote locations. McClure will explain how the team leveraged existing technology, like heat pipes and Stirling engines, to create a versatile power source currently undergoing testing. This Simpson’s-themed work (really, they use words like “KRUSTY” and “DUFF”) is open to learners of all ages.
 
More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury Science Museum  programs and events can be found at http://www.lanl.gov/museum/ and by following the Bradbury Science Museum on Facebook.
 
Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.
 
The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

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