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Daily Postcard: Full Moon Silhouetted With Leaves

on November 12, 2019 - 6:33am
Daily Postcard: The full moon with fall leaves and branches in the silhouette Monday evening in White Rock. According to the Farmer's Almanac, this Full Moon is the Beaver Moon, also called the Frost or Frosty Moon, Snow Moon, Kartik Purnima, Moon of the Boun That Luang Festival and Il Poya. The full moon appears 'opposite' the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 8:34 a.m. today. The moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time. The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full Moons in the 1930's.

PEEC: Full Moon Hike And Potluck Dinner Wednesday

on November 11, 2019 - 2:59pm

PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart host a full moon hike and potluck dinner Wednesday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Photo by Beth Cortright

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday Nov. 13 for a full moon night hike and potluck dinner.

Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, for the potluck dinner. PEEC will provide water, cups, plates and utensils.

NWS: Today’s High Near 47; Tonight’s Low Around 20

on November 11, 2019 - 6:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 47 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 20. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Walnut Street

on November 11, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: View looking northeast recently from Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stops In Cuba & Santa Fe

on November 10, 2019 - 7:17am

USDA News:

SANTA FE The magnificent New Mexico blue spruce chosen to grace the west front of the U.S. Capitol this holiday season will make two stops on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) next week as it begins its journey to Washington, D.C.

Harvested this week from the Carson National Forest, the 60-foot 2019 Capitol Christmas Tree will begin its cross-country tour Monday with 16 stops across New Mexico before heading east to Washington.

Events are planned in 30 communities along the entire route, and the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time at capitoltreetracker.com. The

NWS: Today’s High Near 62; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on November 10, 2019 - 7:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with sunny mostly skies and tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Morning View From Anderson Overlook

on November 10, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: Early morning view Tuesday from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 32

on November 9, 2019 - 5:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 32. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fog Settles Over Barrancas Canyon

on November 9, 2019 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: Barrancas Canyon and Rio Grande Valley in fog Friday at sunrise. Photo by Cornell Wright

View Mercury Transit From Overlook Park Monday

on November 8, 2019 - 7:16pm
Composite time-series image of a past Mercury Transit. Courtesy/NASA.
 
By JOYCE A. GUZIK
For the Pajarito Astronomers

The Pajarito Astronomers is offering the community an opportunity to view the Transit of Mercury Monday morning, Nov 11, at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Mercury transits are rare events in which the planet Mercury passes directly in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The planet appears as a tiny black dot, only 13 arc seconds in size, against the face of the Sun.

Thousands Of New Mexicans Call For Wildlife Protections In Santa Fe; Carson National Forest Plans

on November 8, 2019 - 6:05pm
S360 News:
 
SANTA FE A diverse coalition of New Mexico conservation organizations, sportsmen and women and public land advocates, called for stronger protection of critical wildlife habitat, clean water and wildlife migration corridors in the Upper Rio Grande Watershed.
 
The group delivered more than 23,000 public comments to the U.S. Forest Service calling for improvements to the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests’ land management plans.
 
The New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Defenders of Wildlife, New Mexico Wild, National

PEEC: Nature Center Family Fun Tuesday Evening

on November 8, 2019 - 2:49pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for PEEC’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night. The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Both programs are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors New Mexico Bank & Trust and Kiwanis Club.

 

PEEC News:

 

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for an evening of family fun.

 

The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party in the planetarium and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night.

 

Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors:

  • New Mexico

SFNF Waives Fees On Veterans Day

on November 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Americans who have served in the armed services.
 
All SFNF offices will be closed that day in observance of the federal holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Nov. 12.
 
The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to commemorate holidays and encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Veterans Day is the final fee-free day for 2019. The next fee-free day will be Martin Luther King, Jr.

BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $18,394,059

on November 8, 2019 - 9:01am
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico raised $18,394,059 Thursday in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
 
Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.  
 
For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 16 parcels totaling 7,619.46 acres. The highest bid per acre was $18,501 sold to Federal Abstract Company for 40 acres in Lea County, New Mexico.

LANL: Nine Los Alamos Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

on November 8, 2019 - 8:52am
Histato Yamaguchi holding a photosensitive cell that has been coated with Atomic Armor, a R&D 100 winning project. Courtesy photo
 

LANL News:

“Oscars of Invention” honor the best innovations of the past year

Nine Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards and three inventions have won Special Recognition Awards, including a Gold and Silver for Corporate Social Responsibility, and a Gold Award for Market Disruptor Products.

“It’s an honor to have Los Alamos National Laboratory’s innovation recognized by the broader community with these nine R&D 100 awards,” Laboratory

NWS: Today’s High Near 64; Tonight’s Low Around 36

on November 8, 2019 - 6:58am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed From North Mesa

on November 8, 2019 - 6:49am

Daily Postcard: Wednesday morning sunrise viewed from North Mesa. Photo by Pippa Freyer

View of the Wednesday morning sunrise from North Mesa. Photo by Pippa Freyer

ESB To Consider Tabling ‘Save As You Throw’

on November 7, 2019 - 4:25pm
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Work on the proposed Save As You Throw Program might halt; however, Los Alamos County’s focus to reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill remains strong.

During a special meeting Oct. 30, members of the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) agreed to vote on a recommendation during their regular meeting Nov. 21, which proposes to table the Save As You Throw options and look at food composting to help curb waste in the County.

Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule said, “The Save As You Throw program, in

LAHS Astronomy Club Participates In XL Program

on November 7, 2019 - 4:13pm
Local astrophysicist Rick Wallace speaks to students Saturday about human space exploration and living on the space station. Courtesy/LAPS
 
Students gather Saturday at LAHS to hear from guest speakers and learn more about Astronomy. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Astronomy Club, in conjunction with science teachers Debbie Grothaus and Megan Rains, hosted local astronomers and astrophysicists Nov. 2 as part of the Extended Learning (XL) program.

Students not only had the opportunity to learn about a variety of Astronomy topics, but they also joined the Pajarito

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 7, 2019

on November 7, 2019 - 7:00am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Most of the stocking activity last week took place in Southern New Mexico.
 
This is part of the “Winter Trout Water” program of the State Game and Fish Department.
 
Rainbow trout are stocked in ponds, lakes and rivers in the southern part of the state during the cooler months of the year to provide trout fishing in areas where trout are not normally found. These waters become too warm during the summer months for trout to survive.
 
There are not a lot of fishing reports this time of year as a lot of outdoor enthusiasts

NWS: Today’s High Near 45; Tonight’s Low Around 31

on November 7, 2019 - 6:56am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 45 with a 40 percent chance of snow showers before 8 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a chance of rain showers after 11a.m., otherwise, mostly cloudy. Tonight’s low around 31. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sun Clears Horizon At Overlook

on November 7, 2019 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to clear the horizon Tuesday at upper Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

UbiQD Earns 2019 New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan For Quantum Dot-Enabled UbiGro™ Greenhouse Film

on November 6, 2019 - 6:24pm

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above a row of tomatoes in a commercial greenhouse in New Mexico. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company completed several successful commercial plant trials with its UbiGro™ greenhouse film, highlighted in a new white paper and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a first-of-its-kind product

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based advanced materials company, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro™ luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research

Explore Event Horizon Telescope Image Of Black Hole

on November 6, 2019 - 5:01pm
Join George Wong at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium to explore the Event Horizon Telescope’s image of a black hole and what scientists have learned from it. In addition to this talk, PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 Saturday in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever direct image of a “black hole shadow,” which opened the door to an exciting new phase of scientific discovery.
 
Join George Wong at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov.

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