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Science On Tap: Energy to explore deep space and other applications

All ages are welcome; begins at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 19, at UnQuarked.
These events are open to those of all ages.

Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive. For applications where solar power isn’t feasible (like in deep space where there is little light), the Laboratory has helped pioneer a new KiloPower reactor for use in remote locations. Join us for this Science On Tap event when Patrick McClure, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, will explain how the team leveraged existing technology, like heat pipes and Stirling engines, to create a versatile power source currently undergoing testing. This Simpson’s-themed work (really, they use words like “KRUSTY” and “DUFF”) is open to learners of all ages.

Science on tap

Science on Tap is a convivial opportunity to engage with Lab scientists on their current projects. A brief presentation is followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Plaza in Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum Association members receive $1 off any drink or food items purchased from UnQuarked during Science On Tap.

The sessions are a joint project between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.