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Scientist in the Spotlight Every Second Saturday

Saturday, February 14, 11 AM–1 PM

In November, the museum introduced a new program called Scientist in the Spotlight featuring Scientist Ambassadors that have recently been certified through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy program. In this activity, ambassadors will be on the museum floor for a few hours having casual conversations with visitors about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject.

Scientist in the Spotlight will happen every second Saturday of the month from 11 AM–1 PM. These conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on elements.


Dr. Saul Hertz and The Origin of Nuclear Medicine

Saul Hertz Origins of Nuclear Medicine Exhibit

November 18, 2014–February 1, 2015

Medical radioisotope use to treat cancer has its origins in 1936 when Dr. Hertz spontaneously asked the President of MIT Karl Compton, "Could iodine be made radioactive artificially?" This exhibit on Dr. Hertz's work and legacy is on loan from Barbara Hertz, curator of the Saul Hertz Archives.
Today, the Isotope Production Facility of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a global leader in producing and researching novel radioisotopes to target malignancies.

Dr. Saul Hertz with patient 1941

Dr. Saul Hertz using a multicounter to analyze the distribution of radioactive iodine in a patient in early 1941.

Thursday, February 16, 5:30 PM; @ the UnQuarked Wine Room

The “On Tap” series happens every Thursday evening starting at 5:30 PM, with science on the third Thursday of every month. Other weeks include topics on nature, art, and history. Join us!

This series begins each evening with an informal 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.

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updated 1/20/15 7:31 AM