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Science On Tap: Honey, Have You Seen My CubeSat?

on October 10, 2018 - 3:51pm

Rebecca Holmes

projectY cowork News:

Join the next Science On Tap, presented by the Los Alamos Creative District and the Bradbury Science Museum, Monday, Oct., 15 for a discussion with Rebecca Holmes on CubeSats.

The On Tap series starts at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room and is free and open to the public.

Originally designed in 1999 by professors at Stanford and Cal Poly, CubeSats are miniature, short-lived satellites traditionally launched into low Earth orbit. This summer a pair was deployed on a mission to Mars aboard the stationary lander, InSight.

CubeSats initial purpose was to

Bring A Friend To PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 10, 2018 - 3:36pm

The Los Alamos Nature Center hosts PEEC-nic 1-3 p.m. Sunday. This annual membership appreciation picnic is open to the public and includes a variety of special activities. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center celebrates the community with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s annual membership appreciation event, “PEEC-nic”, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

This event is open to the public and a great opportunity to learn more about PEEC and membership benefits, enjoy a variety of fun activities and dine on delicious desserts made by PEEC’s board members.

Bring a

N3B Begins LANL Waste Shipments To WIPP

on October 10, 2018 - 9:39am

NB3 workers load waste from LANL into a transport container bound for WIPP, marking the resumption of regular shipments from LANL to WIPP for the first time in four years.

N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) last week began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad.

“This is the first of what will be regular shipments of waste from Area G, a LANL waste management area, in more than four years,” said Danny Nichols, manager of the N3B Contact-handled Transuranic Waste Program.

The

Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 10

on October 10, 2018 - 6:45am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After looking over the stocking report, it’s pretty easy to pick this week’s hotspot.
 
Oct. 3, the State Game and Fish Department stocked Laguna del Campo near Los Ojos with 575 rainbow trout that averaged 20 inches in size and over three pounds in weight. Those are some big fish. They were raised at the nearby Los Ojos Fish Hatchery.
 
Laguna de Campo is a small lake that is open to anglers 14 years of age or younger, 65 years of age or older and to those anglers with disabilities.

Daily Postcard: Dog Admires Fall Colors At Pajarito

on October 10, 2018 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Dodge admires fall colors at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Doug Stavert

Fall Scenery Spotted Monday At Pajarito Mountain

on October 9, 2018 - 2:48pm
Scene of fall colors during a visit Monday to Pajarito Mointain. Photo by Cindy Richard

Help Improve Quemazon Trail Oct. 20

on October 9, 2018 - 1:45pm

Join PEEC and SFNF for a fall trail workday Saturday, Oct. 20 on Quemazon Trail. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Improve our public lands by joining a team of volunteers, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe National Forest for a fall trail workday Saturday, Oct. 20. Volunteers will help fix erosion issues, clear brush and check dams on Quemazon Trail. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center to carpool to the trailhead and return by 2 p.m.

Paleontologists Converge On Albuquerque On National Fossil Day With Keynote Speaker Steve Brusatte

on October 9, 2018 - 6:51am
Bisti Beast (Bistahieversor sealeyi) Skull. Courtesy/NMMNHS
 
Miocene Gomphotherium skull being prepared. Courtesy/NMMNHS
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE A world-class repository for fossils, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s latest exhibition Back to Bones: New Mexico’s Links to the Pastfeaturing rarely seen specimens from the permanent collection is on display to greet the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Oct. 17-20, in Albuquerque.
 
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) is an international organization of scientists and other

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors In Downtown Los Alamos

on October 9, 2018 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: The colors of fall spotted Monday in downtown Los Alamos and surrounding area. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Mule Deer Traffic Jam On Diamond

on October 8, 2018 - 4:14pm

A mule deer traffic jam is spotted today on Diamond Drive. Courtesy/Amy Anderson

New Snow On Pajarito Mountain

on October 8, 2018 - 11:42am

New snow this morning on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Doug Stavert

A dog romps in the snow this morning on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Doug Stavert

Snow On Pajarito!

on October 8, 2018 - 8:22am

Snow is spotted this morning on Pajarito! Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Snow Spotted On Jemez Mountains

on October 8, 2018 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: A dusting of snow is spotted early this morning on the Jemez Mountains viewed from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

New Mexico Magazine Opens Annual Photo Contest

on October 7, 2018 - 9:27am

Photo from last year's contest, Storm over Orphan Mesa at Ghost Ranch. Photo by Michael Hyde

NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE News:

Founded in 1923, New Mexico Magazine reigns as one of the oldest, most prestigious state magazines in the U.S. NMM's photography contests are legendary, challenging amateur photographers to capture the state's most stunning scenery, interesting people, and extraordinary events. Check out last year's winners. 

It's time to do it again!

ENTRY INFORMATION

This year’s contest deadline is 12 p.m. MST on Nov. 5, 2018.

The entry fee is $25 and includes the submission of five

2018 NatureScapes ‘Clouds’ Competition Winners

on October 7, 2018 - 7:59am

First Place: Aguirre Spring by Tim Funk. Courtesy/NMMNH&S

 

Second Place: Hideaway by Max Woltman. NMMNH&S

 

NMMNH&S News:

ALBUQUERQUE The photos are in, the judging is complete, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is announcing the winners of this year’s Naturescapes photo competition.

This year, the theme was CLOUDS and photographers explored the entire state to find clouds everywhere. Congratulations to all the photographers who participated in the annual photo competition, NatureScapes.

This year, the Museum received 142 entries.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunset Paints Saturday Sky

on October 7, 2018 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset paints the sky Saturday evening looking west from downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Learning Takes Flight At Barranca Elementary

on October 6, 2018 - 4:50am

Learning takes flight: Students in Ms. Waidler’s 5th grade Science and Social Studies class at Barranca Mesa Elementary School have been learning about water, weather and the science behind balloon flight. After quickly taking attendance, Ms. Waidler handed students their carefully constructed tissue paper hot air balloons. Students held them gently as they made their way down to the grassy field. There Ms. Waidler set up the burner device and selected the first balloon. With the help of parent volunteers, the balloon inflated and took flight. The students cheered and ran after the balloon.

Honoring The Earth: Day Of Hiking Oct. 12

on October 6, 2018 - 4:38am

Udall And Other Senators Demand Full Transparency On EPA’s Plans For Children’s Health Office

on October 6, 2018 - 4:37am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their strong concern over the future of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP) and the EPA’s mission to safeguard the health of America’s youth in light of recent reports.
 
The letter follows EPA’s unexplained placement of the OCHP Director, Dr.

Daily Postcard: Beautiful Flowers On Canyon Road

on October 6, 2018 - 4:36am

Daily Postcard: Beautiful flowers spotted Friday afternoon on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BLM Farmington District Reopens 2018 Nominations

on October 5, 2018 - 10:46am
BLM News:
 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington District is reopening the public call for nominations for five open positions on its Resource Advisory Council (RAC).
 
RACs provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a range of resource and land management issues. The BLM maintains 38 such chartered advisory committees located in the West. Each Council consists of 10 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, and they assist in the development of committee recommendations that address public land management issues.

LANL: Newly Detected Microquasar Gamma-Rays ‘Call For New Ideas’

on October 5, 2018 - 10:36am
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, 13,500 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mexico’s Volcán Sierra Negra. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
The first-ever detection of highly energetic radiation from a microquasar has astrophysicists scrambling for new theories to explain the extreme particle acceleration.
 
A microquasar is a black hole that gobbles up debris from a nearby companion star and blasts out powerful jets of material.
 
“What’s amazing about this discovery is that all current particle acceleration theories have difficulties explaining the

FREE Young Eagles Flights For Kids Saturday

on October 5, 2018 - 10:21am
Local Pilot Roger Smith is seen here with Young Eagles from the 2017 Young Eagles Rally. The event is Saturday, but parents and guardians must register today. Courtesy photo
 
YOUNG EAGLE News:
 
The father of local resident Will Fox was a pilot and wanted to be an astronaut when he was younger. Today he also is a pilot and this Saturday hopes to inspire area children to fly, too.
 
Today, Oct. 5 is the last chance to register for the FREE Young Eagles Rally at the Los Alamos Airport for kids ages 8-17 years old.
 
This Saturday, local pilots will take to the skies to provide local

2018 Girls Discovery Workshop Oct. 20

on October 5, 2018 - 10:12am
 
LAPS News:
 
Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to participate in a day of empowerment and inspiration 9 a.m. to p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at UNM-LA.
 
This free workshop will include interactive sessions on topics such as self-defense, healthy relationships, non-traditional sports, how to get involved in your community, mapping your journey and so much more. Music and movement, a photo booth and spoken word poetry will round out the day.
 
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided, along with giveaways and the chance to win prizes.
 
A lively group discussion about resilience

County Proclaims October Eco Challenge Month

on October 5, 2018 - 9:12am

Community Services Department Senior Management Analyst Kirsten Bell, left, Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey hold up a proclamaition announcing October Eco Challenge Month. The proclamation was made Tuesday during the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Eco Challenge has officially begun. The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Eco Challenge Month Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting.

Councilor Pete Sheehey presented

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