‘Downtown Friday Nights’ High-Speed Camera Demonstration Dazzles Crowd at Bradbury

During the June 28 ‘Downtown Friday Nights’ at the Bradbury Science Musesum, Chris Danley demonstrated what people miss in the blink of an eye. During the ‘What’s in a Click?: The Wonders of High Speed Imaging.’ Danley, a UNM graduate student working at Los Alamos National Laboratory in P-23 group, showed the crowd new advances of high-speed cameras and the things scientists discover by using them. Members of the public engaged in live demonstrations using a 11,500 fps camera and learned about the work LANL is doing with these devices and the history of this technology. They also watched videos of the physical reactions in virtual slow motion. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gordon McDonough, educator at the Bradbury Science Museum, demonstrates what a minor explosion looks like in slow motion. ‘Downtown Friday Nights’ is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District in coordination with local businesses and cultural organizations. Upcoming ‘Downtown Friday Nights’ events at the Bradbury include Pinocchio Reanimated July 12 and Nanotechnology & Algae Biofuels Exhibits Grand Opening July 26. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Members of the public gather to watch new advances of high-speed cameras including the capture of a balloon bursting, a lighter igniting and fingers snapping. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A high-speed camera captures the image of a lighter igniting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL postdoc student Mitzi Boswell of P-23 group, ignites a candle during Friday’s high-speed camera demonstrations at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

 

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