Nature on Tap at UnQuarked Tonight


Nature On Tap is 5:30 p.m. today at UnQuarked Wine Room, at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

The speaker is Jessica Clayton, who will be discussing the science and beauty of the aurora borealis. Nature performs beautiful light shows that dance across the sky. The group will hear about the science behind this mysterious phenomenon, known as the aurora borealis. The group will discuss what causes aurora to display such striking colors and why we need scientists to study them.

Clayton is a physicist and educator. She earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studied neutrino astrophysics as a member of the AMANDA and IceCube collaborations.

As a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, she searched for gravitational waves with the LIGO team. Throughout her work, she has been involved in a number of public outreach efforts. She now splits her time between raising a family and science education projects. She moved to Los Alamos in 2013.

Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), this series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion.

“On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. “On Tap” happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC.

The Los Alamos Creative District directs a variety of programs that bring people to downtown Los Alamos.

Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center. Fourth Fridays happens on the fourth Friday of each month and will also promote special offerings from local businesses.

Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through Aug. 11. It brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.

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. Learn more about LACD at

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