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Scientists in the Spotlight

Sep 12, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87544 USA
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
Scientists in the Spotlight every Second Saturday

Event Description

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for this special event! Every second Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the museum has scientists on the floor talking to people about their favorite STEM topics.

Join us at the museum every second Saturday of the month for a 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 hang out on the museum floor for a couple hours initiating casual conversations with visitors about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. 

This Saturday, Jason Cooley and Barry Warthen, both Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers, will be appearing at the museum talking to people about explosives and the bonding properties of different metals. Cooley will present an activity in which participants can try low-temperature welding and learn about metallurgy while Warthen will explode eggs inside his traveling “Explodatorium” to demonstrate how we use flash photography and flash radiography to learn more about explosives.

These conversations are intended for all ages, so bring your kids and stop by the museum for a chat. While you're here, be sure to check out our NEW environmental exhibit. With lots of interactive elements, it's not only informative, but fun too!

To find out what else is going on at the Bradbury Science Museum this month, browse our online September newsletter here: http://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/_docs/September2015News.pdf