Science

EB&T Sponsorship Takes 144 Students To Bradbury Museum

BSM Educator Chelsea Redman assists students from Tony Quintana Elementary during field trip. Courtesy photo 

BSMA News:

The 2020 spring semester begins the 4th year that Enterprise Bank & Trust (EB&T), formerly Los Alamos National Bank, and the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), have been in a partnership to provide bus transportation for many Title 1 schools in northern New Mexico to visit the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.

Most recently, EB&T provided the bus transportation for 144 students from Mora Elementary School in Mora, Tony Quintana Elementary


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AGU: Researchers Get ‘Whale’s-Eye View’ Of Antarctic Sea Ice

Cameras attached to the backs of Antarctic minke whales with suction cups. The footage shows scientists how these mysterious creatures feed and respond to different amounts of sea ice. Photo by Jacob Linsky/NMFS

AGU News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Cameras attached to a rare species of Antarctic whale are giving scientists an unprecedented view of how the whales survive in their sea ice habitat, according to new research presented here at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

In a recent study, scientists attached tags to 30 Antarctic minke whales, a small and little-known species of baleen whale, to better


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PEEC: Discover Wonders Of Supernovas Friday

Explore supernovas at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Rick Wallace will lead this discussion to explore these incredible stellar explosions. Courtesy/PEEC

The nature center also will play the full-dome film ‘Exploding Universe’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Explore supernovas at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. Astronomer Rick Wallace will investigate these incredible stellar explosions during this talk.

These amazing stellar destruction events form some of the strangest


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75th Anniversary Of Trinity Site: NMMSH Hosts Motor Coach Tour

The world’s first atomic bomb mounted inside the tower at Trinity Site. The steel frame of the tower was almost completely destroyed by the detonation. Courtesy/WSMR

Workers carefully unload the core of the atomic bomb at the McDonald House, about three miles from Trinity Site. The core was assembled inside a clean room at the house. Courtesy/WSMR

NMMSH News:

ALAMOGORDO — July 16, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of an event that was destined to change the course of world history.

On that day in 1945, the United States secretly detonated the first atomic bomb at Trinity Site in New Mexico.

World


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American Geophysical Union: New Research Shows Warming, Acidic Oceans May Nearly Eliminate Coral Reef Habitats By 2100

Coral bleaching happens when corals are stressed by conditions such as high temperatures. According to new research, rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100. Courtesy/USGS

AGU News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely meet serious challenges, according to new research presented here Monday at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

Scientists project 70 to 90


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UNM-LA: ‘Modern Astrophysics For Everyone’ Feb. 18

Dr. Nicole-Lloyd Ronning

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education class “Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” begins Feb. 18, meeting 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday through April 28.

Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, this class provides a unique learning opportunity for all community members, regardless of math and science backgrounds.

Students will explore problems in astrophysics in an informal, discussion-style format. Students’ individual interests will guide topics for the class.

“I encourage anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what


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Pajarito Astronomers Host Club / Public Meeting Feb. 23

The night sky viewed from White Rock. Photo by Glen Wurden

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a club and public meeting 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Los Alamos Mesa Public Library in Meeting Rooms 2/3 upstairs.

The club will welcome new members and discuss upcoming events and club business. This will be followed by a talk by Didier Saumon title: “Blinded by the Light: Outdoor Lighting and Life after Dark”.

Abstract:

New Mexico is blessed with relatively dark skies throughout the state and with several remote areas that offer pristine views. Poor outdoor lighting


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NM Delegation, Governor Urge Military Officials To Utilize, Develop State’s Space Assets For U.S. Space Force

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), along with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, sent a letter Tuesday to General John W. Raymond, the first Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force and Commander of U.S. Space Command.

The letter urges General Raymond to utilize New Mexico’s existing public and private sector space capabilities as the United States Space Force develops its infrastructure and


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LAHS Wins Science Bowl Regional Competition!

The Los Alamos High School Science Bowl Team has won the Science Bowl Regional Competition! From left, LAHS Coach Ali Renner with competitors Lillian Petersen, Michael Chigaev, Max Corliss, Captain Anthony Lestone and Jennie Gao. The team practiced four times a week since August to prepare for this challenging competition. Every person on the team also spent countless hours reading science textbooks and memorizing science facts in their fields of expertise. This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that the LAHS team has advanced to represent New Mexico at the national competition. Science


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Posts From The Road: NM Museum Of Space History

Museum and Hall of Fame: The entire campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History sits high on a hillside on the eastern side of Alamogordo overlooking the city below. Shown is the facility which houses the museum and International Space Hall of  Fame. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Space History Exhibit: Shown is a display in the space history section of the museum. Hundreds of items used in the space program as well as hardware used are displayed throughout the museum. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Space Station 2001: A mock up display of Space Station 2001 is included in the

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