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Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony.

Scenes From Opening Of Test Tube Community Exhibit At Los Alamos History Museum Friday

on September 7, 2019 - 6:57am

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Cherie Trottier, left, and Historical Society Educator Aimee Slaughter serve up root beer floats and chocolate cokes Friday afternoon in honor of the popular beverages served at Pierotti’s Soda Bar and other establishments during the Cold War era. The sweet treats were part of the opening reception of the museum's temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos.

2020 Breakthrough Prize Honors Los Alamos Astrophysicists For Work On First Black Hole Image

on September 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist Benjamin Ryan. Courtesy/LANL


Los Alamos National Laboratory Astrophysicist George Wong. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

  • International team wins ‘Oscar of Science’ for using eight radio telescopes from around the world to resolve image of a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicists Benjamin Ryan and George Wong are members of the Event Horizon Telescope team that just won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a black hole.

“The observations themselves

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Offers Tours At Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:10pm


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Oct 4, in Los Alamos.

Registration for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis. The day will consist of four tours of 25 people each, each lasting three hours. The LANL event complements the Oct 5, Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, N.M. 

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

on September 5, 2019 - 2:43pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen.

Presentation On Edgar Lee Hewett Opens Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series Sept. 10

on September 4, 2019 - 3:16pm

Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett at Caroline Bridge, Utah. Courtesy/School for Advanced Research (SAR Archive, AC 2:832)

Nancy Owen Lewis

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series for 2019-2020 will open Sept. 10 with Nancy Owen Lewis speaking on Surviving Edgar Lee Hewett: His Battles and Enduring Legacy.

Edgar Lee Hewett, founding director of the Museum of New Mexico and the School for Advanced Research, left an incredible legacy in institutions and traditions, some of which were established in protest to him.

Governor’s STEM Challenge Confirms 600+ Participants

on September 4, 2019 - 10:17am


ALBUQUERQUE–Sixty-five New Mexico high schools including Los Alamos High School have created student teams to imagine, design and develop a technological solution for the 2019-20 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge.

These 600+ students capture a geographic diversity that reaches all corners of the state. More than 30 school districts are represented, both urban and rural, including Albuquerque, Belen, Capitan, Chama, Deming, Eunice, Farmington, Gadsden, Grady, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Raton, Roswell, Santa Fe, San Jon, Silver City and Gallup-McKinley.


Los Alamos Main Street And Metzger’s Hardware Are Featured In Independent We Stand Publication

on September 2, 2019 - 8:34am

Scene from ScienceFest at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

By Independent We Stand:

Los Alamos Main Street and Metzger’s Hardware are featured in the recent edition of Independent We Stand.

The small southwestern community of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is probably best known for the government lab. The lab brings people from distant cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to town, but Metzger’s Hardware and Los Alamos Main Street work to give those New Mexico transplants — and longtime locals — a reason to stay.

“This town is a little different from others in that we’ve got a good

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Visit UbiQD, Pebble Labs, New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory Sept. 4

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will visit Los Alamos to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), 10-10:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 134 Eastgate Dr. UbiQD is a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation.


Also Wednesday, the senator will tour another successful tech transfer company, Pebble Labs, and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory noon to 12:45 p.m. at 100 Entrada Dr.

NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Eye Over Bahamas Early Today

on September 2, 2019 - 8:33am

NOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, eye over the Bahamas early this morning, Sept. 2, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton,

N3B And UNM-Los Alamos Team Up For Radiological Control Technician Boot Camp

on August 29, 2019 - 7:30am

Students in the Radiological Control Technician Boot Camp at UNM-LA attend a press conference July 30 at Northern New Mexico College. Front row from left, Josh Sandoval, Rafel Mertinez, Brandon Dunning, Michael Colyer and Jeremy Salazar. Back row from left, Matt Salazar, Kai Chappelle, Joe Heidman and David Abrams. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Nuclear News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) have partnered to offer a workforce development program to train participants to become Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs).

The program

Hundreds Attend Robotics Night Thanks To NMB&T

on August 28, 2019 - 3:06pm

NMB&T’s Liz Cavasos, Leslie Harrelson and Pam Mayfield. Courtesy/BSMA Crawford/

Scene from Robotics Night Aug. 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

Hundreds of robotics enthusiasts gathered Aug. 23 at the Bradbury Science Museum, when more than 30 robotics teams from around the region were joined by the Los Alamos Police Department bomb diffusing robots, UNM-LA's Robotics Degree Program and Los Alamos STEM Lab.

New Mexico Bank & Trust (NMB&T) sponsored the event.

“It’s nice to give back to the community,” NMB&T Vice President Liz Cavasos said.

Natalie Aulwes Girl Scout Gold Award Project Offers Free Engineering Workshop For Girls 2-4 P.M. Saturday

on August 28, 2019 - 7:27am
LAHS Senior Natalie Aulwes. Photo by Elan Giorgi
For phase two of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Los Alamos High School Senior Natalie Aulwes is leading a free workshop, for girls ages 11-14 years old in Los Alamos and the surrounding area, to explore the basics of engineering concepts and design.
ProjectY cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square is hosting this special workshop for 20 girls, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The workshop Saturday will include learning about hand drafting, computer assisted design, basic circuits, and showcasing how she used

EM’s Ike White Tours SRS Liquid Waste Facilities

on August 28, 2019 - 7:09am
Ike White, right, Senior Advisor for EM, engages DOE-Savannah River employees at a meeting after touring Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste facilities. Also pictured is SRS Manager Mike Budney. Courtesy/DOE
Ike White, left, Senior Advisor for EM, tours the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) with Cliff Conner, cognizant system engineer and process manager for Parsons, EM’s SWPF contractor at the Savannah River Site. Courtesy/DOE
DOE News:
AIKEN, S.C. EM Senior Advisor Ike White recently visited the Savannah River Site (SRS), where he toured liquid waste facilities and met

‘Innovation’ Word Of The Day For Air Force

on August 25, 2019 - 6:22am
KAFB News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Air Force Research Laboratory Tech Engagement Office honored AFRL scientists and engineers who are moving technology out of the laboratory into industry for commercialization purposes.
This was the second year for the AFRL New Mexico Innovation Awards event. It was held Aug. 9 at the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Park where AFRL in partnership with UNM now occupies more than 3,000 square feet of office and innovation laboratory space.
“The Tech Engagement Office facilitates and encourages the growth of technical transfer,” Director

Historical Society: Evolution Of Bathtub Row Press

on August 25, 2019 - 6:21am

The first published book by the Los Alamos Historical Society’s press. Courtesy/LAHS

Los Alamos Historical Society

In 1973, the alumni of the Los Alamos Ranch School arranged a huge reunion in Santa Fe. Many of the former students flew to Chicago just to take a special train to Lamy, a route many of them had taken as young boys.

John Shedd Reed, CEO of the Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the LARS Class of 1933, made the cars on that special train available.

Scenes From Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum

on August 25, 2019 - 6:19am

Members of the Los Alamos Robotics Team 4153, known as Project Y, Zach Koehn, left, and Carter Noeninckyx operate the team's ball tossing robot during Robotics Night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Koehn and Noeninckyx said their team built the robot in six weeks.They added that competively, thus has been its best year, going all the way to the World's Competition in April in Houston, Texas. They competed against 400 teams.

Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

on August 24, 2019 - 10:43am

The entrance to the Los Alamos Hazardous Training Facility located on Laboratory property. The facility is one of the most complete in the United States and draws participant for all over the United States and abroad. Photo by John McHale/

A Hazmat Team working in a decimation exercise following an event. Photo by John McHale/

A team from Los Alamos work the Voodoo simulation of a biological lab found by a hotel manager in his hotel. The biolab was in the process of creating rabies powder from rabid bats to be spared in the public. Photo by John

Radioactive And Hazardous Materials Committee Met At UNM-Los Alamos Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 9:17am
Senators Richard Martinez and Carlos Cisneros and Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler were among the members of the Legislative Committee on Radioactive And Hazardous Materials, which met Friday at UNM-Los Alamos to hear priorities and updates from the New Mexico Environmental Department and  Los Alamos National Laboratory. The meeting was open to the public. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy In Cold War Los Alamos ... Opening Reception Sept. 6

on August 23, 2019 - 11:28am

Los Alamos Historical Society volunteers take a sneak-peek at the new temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit 4-6 p.m., Sept. 6. Courtesy photo

LANL Friendships Last A Lifetime

on August 22, 2019 - 8:40am

In a practice that has occured every month for more than three decades, a group of brilliant retirees from the Weapons Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory gathered Wednesday for lunch and laughter. The group of 18 members ranges in age from the mid 60s to mid 90s. They meet at a couple of different restaurants around town and last Wednesday gathered at the Blue Window Bistro on Central Avenue. From left, Gordon Willcutt, Sheila Shafer, Barry Shafer, Albert Charmatz, Joan Charmatz, Alice Horpedahl and Richard Maltrud.

Robotics Night At Bradbury Science Museum Aug. 23

on August 20, 2019 - 8:37am
BSMA News:
Robotics teams from regional schools, along with local robotics groups, will demonstrate their robots to the public 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
This free event is brought to you by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and generously supported by New Mexico Bank & Trust.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the robots used by organizations such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Police Department and University of New Mexico - Los Alamos.
LANL Scientist Samuel Clegg will present current research on the Mars Chem-Cam on the

Upcoming Events For Former Los Alamos, Sandia, DOE Workers And Hiring Events For Nurses

on August 20, 2019 - 7:26am
NCP News:
ALBUQUERQUE Former Los Alamos and Sandia laboratory and Department of Energy workers are invited to upcoming events in Los Alamos and Albuquerque hosted by Nuclear Care Partners.
Former workers can find out whether they qualify for benefits through DOE’s EEOICPA as well as meet the local Nuclear Care Partners care team and Co-Founder/CEO Jenna Noem.
The Filing Forum is designated for former workers needing help filing a claim or who have never applied for EEOICPA benefits.
The morning session will feature information on:
  • Details of the EEOICPA;
  • How to determine if