Environment

Public Astronomy Dark Night At Overlook Nov. 7

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding their final County-Sponsored Dark Night of 2015 starting at 5 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Nov. 7 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Saturn, Neptune and Uranus will be visible.

There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before


Tags:

WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Viewing & Discussion On Tuesdays

At left, a photo of the Historic Tech Area. The covered overpasses were built across what is now Trinity Drive, so that scientists could cross over from one building to the other without having to exit and then reinter the secure areas. At right, a photo of the Manhattan series set as seen on TV. Courtesy/LAHS

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The season premiere for WGN’s Manhattan was Oct. 13. The Los Alamos Historical Society continues to hold weekly viewing parties for the show’s second season.

Join Historical Society members at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue in Los Alamos,


Tags:

Public Talk: ‘Delivering Little Boy’ By Grandson Of Manhattan Project Physician Oct. 27

Little Boy. Courtesy/wikipedia

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Jim Nolan, a professor of sociology at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., didn’t know much about his grandfather, James F. Nolan, a physician with training in radiology who played a unique role in the early history of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos.

James L. Nolan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, Williams College

The younger Nolan had a general idea that his father had moved to Los Alamos at an early age but no detailed knowledge about his grandfather. Very few details, that is, until three years ago, when his father


Tags:

Robert Gibson Speaks On Future Energy Resources For Los Alamos County

COUNTY News:

Robert Gibson, chair of the Los Alamos Future Energy Resources Committee, will present “Future Energy Resources for Los Alamos County” at a meeting of the Sierra Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 2, room 203.

Los Alamos County’s Board of Public Utilities (BPU) adopted a goal in 2013 to “become a carbon-neutral electric provider by 2040.” This year, BPU appointed an ad hoc Future Energy Resources (FER) Committee to recommend a definition of “carbon-neutral,” future electrical energy resources in that context, and policy regarding distributed energy


Tags:

NNSA Awards Over $11 Million to Accelerate Development Of Domestic Mo-99 In U.S. Without Use Of Highly Enriched Uranium

Workers prepare a low-enriched uranium machine for the production of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday it has awarded more than $11 million in additional funding to its cooperative agreement partners, SHINE Medical Technologies and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, to accelerate the establishment of new, domestic sources of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) produced without the use of proliferation-sensitive highly enriched


Tags:

Water Attorney/Activist Speaks At Nature Center

Water attorney and activist Kyle Harwood in La Cienega. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

How do we protect our aquifers? Action taken in La Cienega, a nearby community, is the subject of the free talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Los Alamos Nature Center.

Kyle Harwood, water attorney and La Cienega resident, will share the challenges facing his community along with their efforts to protect their aquifers.

As dessert residents, water is a precious resource. Nearby, the La Cienega region is already seeing diminishing flow from their local springs. They are not alone. Stories of wells and springs running


Tags:

PEEC Screens Mysteries Of The Unseen World

‘Mysteries Of The Unseen World‘ poster. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A new giant screen film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.

Los Alamos Nature Center will premiere Mysteries Of The Unseen World, a full-dome, original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures at 7 p.m., Oct. 30.

Mysteries Of The Unseen World uses innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy,


Tags:

DPU & PEEC Host Home Efficiency Expo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is hosting a Home Efficiency Expo 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Are you ready for that next home improvement project at your home? Are you running out of ideas? Why not consider dropping by the Los Alamos Home Efficiency Expo this Saturday to pick up your free home energy efficiency kit?

The event is at the Golf Course Community Building at 4244 Diamond Dr. in Los Alamos and is free to the public. All home owners and renters are invited.

Complete participating organizations and vendors at the Expo include:

  • DPU Energy and Water Conservation

Tags:

New Planetarium Feature Film This Weekend: Back To The Moon for Good

Poster for ‘Back to the Moon For Good’ Courtesy/PEEC
 

PEEC News:

Back To The Moon For Good, an exciting, educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen, premieres at Los Alamos Nature Center 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25.

The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.

Back To The Moon For Good begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some


Tags:

Final 2015 Fourth Friday Oct. 23

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Los Alamos Creative District’s Final Fourth Friday of 2015 will happen in downtown Los Alamos this Friday, Oct. 23. Fourth Friday will begin again in January 2016.

Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers extended hours or special programming at Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society, Fuller Lodge Art Center, The Nature Center and Mesa Public Library. Fourth Fridays also promotes special offerings from participating local businesses. This month Fourth Friday special events and include:

The Bradbury Science Museum  will


Tags: