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Los Alamos Students Tour England

on June 14, 2012 - 8:26am

Eleven students from Los Alamos continue their educational tour of Europe with a vist to Tower Bridge in London. Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

The recent high school graduates spend time at the Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey in the City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom. The church opened in 1090, is 225 feet tall and visited by more than one million people each year. Courtesy photo

The students travel to Circus
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Los Alamos Students Land in London!

on June 13, 2012 - 7:30am

Los Alamos students prepare to ride the tube during their tour of Europe this week. The London Underground is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. The tube has 63 stations, which are step-free from street to platform. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students near St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students and teachers near the platform made famous by the
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Take Dad to See the Birds

on June 12, 2012 - 9:13pm

PEEC News:

On Father’s Day, Sunday June 17, PEEC will be offering a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock. 

This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. 

The yards will be open for visitors 1-5 p.m. This is a self-guided tour, and no registration is required.

The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. 

A map and directions are available at PEEC’s website, www.PajaritoEEC.org, and participants may visit the yards in

Fuselier Provides Introduction to Afghan Culture

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49am

Bob Fuselier of Los Alamos, right, and friend Blake Batten arrive at the Lashkar Airport last month. The parking lot behind them is the baggage claim area ... if it’s raining, someone may pitch a tent. Photo by Ayub Kharoti

By Dr. Bob Fuselier

Afghanistan is home to numerous ethnic groups. Up until the last few years, many were locked in long-standing conflicts with each other.

While underlying tensions still exist, the peace that is now more of a way of life than a dream of yesterday provides a framework through which Afghans can coexist.

Today the streets of Kabul reflect the spectrum

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Los Alamos Geological Society Meets at 6 p.m. June 19

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49am

In the facinating world of geology, one never knows what lurks under the next rock or just inside an abandoned silver mine. Geologist Javier Garcia-Guinea put his head inside an opening of an old silver mine in Almeria, Andalusia, Spain in June 2000 and found a gigantic geode, covered with large crystals of gypsum of exceptional transparency. The chamber measured eight meters long, 1.8 wide and 1.7 high. Courtesy/unique-almeria.com

The Los Alamos Geological Society meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday June 19 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.

 

This meeting will be a potluck and silent auction

Los Alamos Day at NM History Museum Saturday

on June 12, 2012 - 7:29am

On Saturday afternoon, June 16, the New Mexico History Museum and its Los Compadres del Palacio support group will host a visit to the Museum for all Los Alamos County residents.  

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., with an informal reception at the Museum.

At  2:15 p.m., Los Alamos visitors are invited to participate in a tour of the St. Johns Bible exhibition led by Tom Leech, head of the Palace Press.

They can also visit other exhibits in the Museum, including those in the Palace of the Governors. Museum admission will be free 1-5 p.m. for Los Alamos visitors.

During the afternoon

Los Alamos Students Land in Atlanta!

on June 11, 2012 - 10:26pm

Los Alamos students arrive at the airport in Atlanta today on their journey to Europe for an educational tour. Photo by Lynn Ovaska
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