Hawk Stands In Birdbath Lifting Spirits All Over Los Alamos

A hawk is lifting spirits all around Los Alamos Oct. 8 as it stands in a birdbath at a residence on Piedra Loop in the La Senda neighborhood in White Rock. Photo by Laura Keith-Fife

The hawk continues lifting spirits Oct. 8 as it spends time in a tree at a residence on Piedra Loop in the La Senda neighborhood in White Rock. Photo by Laura Keith-Fife


Planet Mars Viewed From White Rock

If you look to the skies – Mars rises in the east at sunset, is at its highest at midnight, and sets in the west at sunrise. Pictured here is the planet Mars about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the western skies viewed from White Rock. Mars is a fiery red and very wonderful sight all night long. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NASA’s diagram of Mars opposition shows the Sun, the Earth and Mars lining up every two years. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Stargazers perk up — Mars is getting big and bright the coming week, as the sun, Earth and Mars line up close to a new moon on the night of Oct. 13. 


Los Alamos Youth Mountain Biking Team Hits Trails

Los Alamos Middle School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Coach Monica Witt, Noah Bane, Ian Vest, Colter Witt, Cam McDonald, Calvin Grow, Sam Allen, Ensley Jorgenson, Hyla McKown (not pictured Coach Jon McDonald, Mikey Bane, Ben Foley). Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Carter Watkins, Esther Grow, Addy Witt, Nathan McCulloch, Seth Javernick, Haiden Jorgenson, Josh Grow, Tommy Oldham, Josh Moulton, Coach Travis Moulton (Not pictured Coach Justin Jorgenson, Coach Eric Witt, Benjamin Jean, Logan Perez). Courtesy photo




NNSA Administrator Visits Naval Nuclear Laboratory Sites

NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, visited two sites Thursday within the Naval Nuclear Laboratory Enterprise. 

One of NNSA’s three mission pillars is to provide the U.S. Navy with safe, militarily-effective naval nuclear propulsion plants, supporting both submarines and aircraft carriers.

This mission is executed through the Naval Reactors program, which has joint leadership from


Six Los Alamos National Laboratory Physicists Elected 2020 Fellows Of The American Physical Society

Six LANL physicists elected American Physical Society Fellows, top row from lef, Luis Chacon, Andrea Favalli and Ralph Menikoff. Bottom row from left, Andrea Palounek, Nicolai Sinitsyn and Blas Uberuaga. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Six Los Alamos National Laboratory physicists have been elected Fellows of the American Physical Society this year. The Lab’s 2020 APS Fellows are Luis Chacon, Andrea Favalli, Ralph Menikoff, Andrea Palounek, Nikolai Sinitsyn, and Blas Uberuaga.

“I’m pleased to see six members of our technical staff recognized through their election as Fellows of the American


Los Alamos National Laboratory Post-Doctoral Student Eun Joo (Sarah) Park Wins Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Award

Eun Joo (Sarah) Park of Los Alamos National Laboratory is honored for her work on high-temperature fuel cells. Courtesy/LANL 

LANL News:

Eun Joo (Sarah) Park has won the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Office post-doctoral award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office for her work at Los Alamos advancing fuel-cell technology.

Fuel cells are a clean technology that cleanly and efficiently produce electricity from the chemical energy of hydrogen or another fuel, with water and heat as the only byproducts.