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The lead article for this month's issue of @the Bradbury.

Robotics Night Flyer

Sharing the work of the Lab with the public is the Bradbury’s main mission and it’s been a busy year at Museum. We met almost 57,000 travelers from around the globe and our own back yard. We hosted almost 100 events, as well as over 60 Museum Exploration fieldtrips and tours for over 2800 students. Staff also worked to help our affiliated non-profit, the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) open its brick and mortar store inside the Museum. At the same time, Museum staff worked with dozens of Lab partners on exhibit development for onsite exhibitions as well as for our National Outreach Traveling Exhibits (NOTEs) program. And it doesn’t look like the pace is slowing down in 2020!

Coming up:

Exhibition
In 2020, look for several new exhibits, including the final version of The Ribosome and new Nuclear Explosion Monitoring, Supercomputing, and Weapons exhibits, as well as a new traveling exhibit for the NOTEs program.

Education
The 2020 spring field trip season kicks off in March and our educators are hard at work on new themes and hands-on activities for our visiting students and quarterly Teen Nights. They’ll also be visiting schools to provide professional development opportunities for teachers and participating in offsite events including Science Day at the NM State Fair and the Girl Scouts STEM Extravaganza. For the latest information about the Museum’s educational programming, please visit our website.

Programs
The Museum’s Science on Tap (SoT) and Scientist in the Spotlight programs are still going strong and we’ll kick of 2020’s SoT season with the Lab’s Hisato Yamaguchi, a researcher working on a new materials coating dubbed “atomic armor.” We’ll also meet with Lab researchers and scientists exploring drought impacts, deepfakes technology, and robotics, just to name a few of the exciting topics planned for next year. Our Scientist Ambassador program will add a new cohort to the membership this spring and we look forward to their monthly demonstrations at the Museum.

Events
As one of the only public-facing venues for the Lab, we anticipate continuing the tradition of hosting countless meetings, workshops, VIP visits, and those special events we’ve become known for: school science nights, BSMA Teen Nights, book signings with local authors, newly minted public tours of TA-18, and, of course, High Tech Halloween.

Of course, in between the visitors, the programs, the events, and the exhibits is the work of keeping the Museum in tip top shape and preparing for whatever new and exciting projects find their way to the Museum.

For more information on the Bradbury Science Museum, please visit our webpage.