History On Tap Thursday: Eyewitness To Trinity Test Shares Recollections

J. Robert Oppenheimer, left, and Major General Leslie Groves at the remains of the Trinity Site. Courtesy/Wikipedia

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The Los Alamos Creative District will present the next installment of its On Tap at  5:30 p.m., March 12 at UnQuarked – The Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square.

The Los Alamos Historical Society hosts this week’s brief presentation and interactive discussion will follow. Join in a conversation with Roger Rasmussen, the Army’s Special Engineering Detachment in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.

Rasmussen will share his recollections of the Project, of viewing the Trinity Test of the first atomic weapon, and of his nearly 40-year career as a physicist at the Lab after the war.

Perfectly timed before the yearly opening of the Trinity Site in White Sands on the first Saturday in April. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the test.

The Los Alamos Creative District brings On Tap to downtown Los Alamos every first and third Thursday of the month. First Thursdays feature rotating themes of history, nature and art hosted by the Los Alamos Historical Society, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, or Fuller Lodge Art Center respectively. Science On Tap by the Bradbury Science Museum is every third Thursday of the month.

The Los Alamos Creative District, designated by the State in 2009, is part of a statewide network of cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program. The mission of the Creative District is to advance the community’s unique creative identity and generate increased economic prosperity by curating and providing local cultural programming that connects a broad range of stakeholders.

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