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What’s At The Bradbury This Month

on June 11, 2019 - 7:43am
BSM News:
 
Night with a Nerd
 
Each summer, monsoon season arrives in New Mexico, bringing torrential rains, intense thunderstorms, damaging hail storms, and deadly tornados with it. In spite of these extreme and intimidating weather events, locals are generally glad to see the start of the monsoon. As the source of over half the year’s precipitation, the monsoon brings life-giving water to a state which is often parched.
 
The Bradbury’s National Outreach Traveling Exhibits Program (NOTEs)
 
Over the course of 4 months, Building Immunityguided over 200,000 visitors through the amazing and often deadly world of viruses, specifically the AIDS and influenza viruses. The exhibit also introduced those visitors to extraordinary research, currently underway at Los Alamos, that may soon provide effective vaccines or other therapies for some of mankind’s most threatening viruses.
 
Science on tap question
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory is recognized around the world as the senior laboratory within the DOE system and well known for its research in the fields of physics, materials science, super-computing, and nuclear deterrence. What may not be quite as well-known are the myriad areas of integrated research that support the Lab’s over-arching mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence.
 
2019 Manhattan Project National Historical Park Tours at Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park on July 11 and 12, 2019.
 
The Bradbury’s Science on Wheels Program Rolls out in June
 
As the days grow warmer and children’s thoughts turn to the sweet freedom of summer vacation, many parents face the perplexing dilemma of selecting summer childcare.  For parents in the Espanola school district, two great options; the K-5 Plus and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs, will include classes with Mel Strong, one of the Bradbury Science Museum’s informal science educators.
 
2019 Bradbury Field Trip Season Draws to a Close
 
Field trip season for the Bradbury began in early February, with the arrival of forty sixth-grade students from EJ Martinez Elementary in Espanola, one of twenty schools whose field trip-transportation costs were covered through a program administered by the Bradbury Science Museum Association, the Museum’s affiliated non-profit.
 
BSMA Offers Free Professional Development for Regional Educators
 
In partnership with National Geographic, the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is offering a free professional development workshop for educators in Northern New Mexico school districts.
 
Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough
 
Efforts to create reliable light-based quantum computing, quantum key distribution for cybersecurity, and other technologies got a boost from a new study demonstrating an innovative method for creating thin films to control the emission of single photons.
 
SuperCam One Step Closer to Mars
 
SuperCam will be one of two Los Alamos instruments on the next rover, called Mars 2020, an upgraded version of the current rover on Mars, Curiosity.
 
Scientist in the Spotlight with Isaac Salazar and Steve Schreiber
 
Join us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy.
 
Science on Tap with Antonio Redondo
 
No, the Lab’s national security mission hasn’t changed and making sweet treats isn’t its new priority.

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