Los Alamos ScienceFest Events Calendar

Scene from ScienceFest 2013. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

LA MainStreet News:

Los Alamos ScienceFest has expanded to a full week of mind-blowing demonstrations, interactive activities, art, discussions for inquisitive minds of all ages, Sept. 5-13 in Los Alamos, and the majority of events are free.

Two highly anticipated special events are new to Los Alamos ScienceFest this year:

  • RocketDay, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6 will take off in White Rock with the launch of 220 model rockets over a period of a few hours. The event, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Boeing, will include an appearance by former shuttle astronaut John Phillips.
  • Expo Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Ashley Pond Park. Expo Day will feature 60 interactive exhibitors who will provide hands on activities showcasing science, technology, engineering and math. Expo Day is designed to encourage young people to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

Also Sept. 13, Ashley Pond Park will be transformed into a music venue during “ScienceFest Lyrics and Libations.” Ryan Finn Big Band will take to the stage at 12:30 p.m. with his calypso/jazz style sound, followed by roots rock n’ roll music by DK and the Affordables at 2:30 p.m. and finishing off the festival with bluegrass band Squash Blossom Boys at 4:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be sold to those 21 and older with an ID.

Los Alamos ScienceFest events:

Friday, Sept. 5

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 6:30–7 p.m. – News from Mars: A Sidewalk Talk with Roger Wiens, Sidewalk in front of 106 Central Park Square
  • 7–10 p.m. – Gordon’s Summer Concerts: Whitewater Ramble, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 8–10 p.m. – International “Observe the Moon” night, Juniper Campground Ampitheater at Bandelier National Monument

Saturday, Sept. 6

  • 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. –TEDxABQ Streaming Party, Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue, streamed live from University of NM’s Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque
  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. – Quadcopters and Drones. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock, NM
  • 11 a.m.–4 p.m. – RocketDay. Location: Overlook Park, White Rock, NM

Sunday, Sept. 7

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 4–5 p.m. – Heavy Lifting in Space: Building the Int’l Space Station featuring former LANL employee and astronaut, John Phillips. Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue

Monday, Sept. 8

  • Fido’s Favorite: A Parade of Painted Fire Hydrants, Location: Central Avenue, Voting begins
  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 2–4 p.m. – Eco Tours (Eco Station & Landfill Solar Array), Location:  Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road
  • 5–7 p.m. – Entrepreneurial Teen Grand Challenge.Location: UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Drive, in lecture hall, room 230
  • 6–7 p.m. – The Training Games. Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 7–8 p.m. – Biofeedback: Game Your Brain. Location: DIAMOND MIX Workspace, Pueblo Complex, 1900 Diamond Drive
  • 8:30–10 p.m. – Mad About Science Trivia Night.Location: Pajarito Brewpub, 1640 Trinity Drive

Tuesday, Sept. 9

  • 9–10 a.m. – Conversation with Scientists. Registration Required. Location: Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue
  • 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctorate Career Fair, Location: Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road
  • 10 a.m.­–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • Noon–4 p.m. –Jemez Mountain Herbarium Open House. Location: PEEC, 3540 Orange Street
  • 5:30-7 p.m. – Climate Impacts & Feedbacks in The Arctic Ecosystems, Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6–7 p.m. –Atomic Ant Sand. Location Los Alamos National Bank, 1200 Trinity Drive
  • 6–8 p.m. – The Chemistry of Cooking: Dispersion, Emulsions & Gels, Location: Los Alamos Co+Op Market, 95 Entrada Drive
  • 7:30–9 p.m. – The Art & Science of Green Chile. Location: Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue

Wednesday, Sept. 10

  • 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctorate Career Fair, Location: Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road
  • 10–11 a.m. – PRObE Computer Facility Tour, Location: Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road
  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. – The Art & Science of Water Collection and Snowmaking.Location: Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, 397 Camp May Road, skipajarito.com for directions
  • 12:30–3:30 p.m. – Reverse Engineering Pizza Party. Limited to 10 per session, registration required. Location: Time Out Pizzeria, 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos
  • 5:30–7 p.m. – Accelerating Global Forest Mortality.Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6–7 p.m. – The Training Games. Location: Bradbury Science Museum
  • 6–7:30 p.m. – Stimulating Soil Sustainability – Can You Dig It? Location: Los Alamos Co+Op. 95 Entrada Drive

Thursday, Sept. 11

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. – LAVA Elevator Pitch Contest,Location: Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue
  • 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoctorate Career Fair, Location: Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road
  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 2–4 p.m. – Eco Tours (Eco Station & Landfill Solar Array), Location:  Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road
  • 4-7 p.m. – An Artful Celebration: Municipal Building Art Open House. Location: Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Avenue
  • 5:30–7 p.m. – LANL’s Forest Management Plan. Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6–7 p.m. – Feel the Thrill: Experience the Oculus Rift. Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6–8 p.m. – Feynman Awards. Location: Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, 397 Camp May Road, skipajarito.com for directions
  • 7–8 p.m. – Authors Speak: Evelyn Rosenberg. Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. DNA Fingerprinting Party at the Diamond Mix, 1900 Diamond Dr. Come learn about human genetic diversity and the basic principles of DNA fingerprinting. Enjoy an interesting conversation over some snacks. A few attendants will be selected to get their own DNA fingerprinting. Hosted by Biodidact at http://www.biodidact.net.
  • 7–9 p.m. – Atomic Filmmakers: Hollywoods’ Secret Film Studio.Location: Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue
  • 7–9 p.m. –The Fate of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout. Location: PEEC, 3540 Orange Street

Friday, Sept. 12

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 4–5 p.m. – Smart House Tour, Location: Los Alamos Smart House, 1925-D Trinity Drive
  • 4–6 p.m. – Exhibit Opening: Early Photographs of Berlyn Brixner, Location:  Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row
  • 4:30–6:30 – Science Meets Art, Location: Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Avenue
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. – Smart House Tour, Location: Los Alamos Smart House, 1925-D Trinity Drive
  • 5:30–7 p.m. – Overview of Recent Climate Change Science Development & Actions for Resilience, Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6–7 p.m. –Hidden in Plain Sight: Augmented Reality. Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 6:30–7 p.m. – News from Mars: A Sidewalk Talk.Location: News from Mars Screen, Sidewalk in front of 106 Central Park Square
  • 7–10 p.m. ­– Rockin the Pond: Los Alamos ScienceFest Concert.Location: Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 7–10 p.m. ­– Immersive Dome: Kaleidoscopic VeeJay Experience, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue

Saturday, Sept. 13

  • 9–11:30 a.m. – The Science of Design. Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 9–noon – Exploring the Science of Flight, Location: Los Alamos County Airport, 1040 Airport Road
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. – Exhibit Opening: Early Photographs of Berlyn Brixner, Location:  Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. – Convergance in the Dome: Science, Art, Experiences, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Detonography: The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg, Location: Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. – Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Science Cafe.Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise in Earth System Models.Location: Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Avenue
  • 11 a.m.–noon – Biofuel or Algae?, New Mexico Consortium, 100 Entrada Drive
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. – Los Alamos Demonstration Garden. Location: Los Alamos Demo Garden, Oppenheimer & Central Avenue
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. – Los Alamos Arts Council 3D Chalk Drawing, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m. – Geodesic Dome Make-a-Thon, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 12:30–6:00 p.m. – Lyrics & Libations.Location: Ashley Pond Park Stage, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 2–2:15 p.m. – Get Your Nerd On: Geeky Costume Contest.Location: Ashely Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 3–8 p.m. – Convergance in the Dome: Science, Art, Experiences (After Show), Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue
  • 6:30–7 p.m. – News from Mars: A Sidewalk Talk. Location: News from Mars Screen, Sidewalk in front of 106 Central Park Square
  • 8–9 p.m. – Dome Show: Fractals Rock!, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue

Los Alamos ScienceFest is a weeklongfestival that celebrates Los Alamosas a center of science and creativity. The festival features an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, creative competitions, dynamic speakers, community tours and educational-flavored social gatherings to engage families and youth in science. Learn more at LosAlamosScienceFest.com

Los Alamos MainStreet produces Los Alamos ScienceFest in partnership with Los Alamos Creative District and Los Alamos County. A committee of community partners, organizations and local businesses leads the festival.

Los Alamos ScienceFest is sponsored in part by The Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos National Bank, Horizons Sustainable Financial Services, Positive Energy Solar, Hubble Electro-Mechanical, BMW of Santa Fe, The Education Plan, Los Alamos Medical Center, First National Bank of Santa Fe, Frank’s Supply and Lumenscapes 360.

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