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Museum shares in ScienceFest activities

Stop by Science On Tap and Discovery Day and visit with us!
July 2, 2018

There will be lots to do at ScienceFest this year. Drop by and see us.

Special Science On Tap and Discovery Day events.

Each summer the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation celebrates all things nerd- and science-related with a variety of activities in Los Alamos. This year’s festivities run Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15. For the full list of events, visit the ScienceFest website.

The Museum will participate by hosting:

Special Section of Science On Tap

Daniel Preston from the Lab’s Detonation Science and Technology Group will deliver a presentation this month titled: The Devil is in the Detonators: Shaping Explosions. While this event will occur in the usual place (UnQuarked Wine Room), at the usual time (5:30 p.m.), we changed the date to Thursday, July 12 to coincide with ScienceFest. We will return to our usual date next month, the third Monday in August. The Lab has an extensive history with explosives, and Preston will discuss how and why these materials need to behave in particular ways.

Discovery Day!

On Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., anyone can visit our tent to experience solar demonstrations led by the Museum’s educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong. In addition, one of our Scientist Ambassadors (Renee Johansen) will be there to interact on the wonders that are fungi. These organisms are more complicated than you might realize!

Note: In July, this Discovery Day event will take the place of Scientist in the Spotlight.

A special, unannounced event will take place on Saturday, July 14. Come by Fuller Lodge lawn at 1 p.m. You have to be there to experience it!