Bradbury Science Museum

Bradbury Science Museum Official museum of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Bradbury Science Museum, located in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico, is your window into the research and history of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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More than 40 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight the Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on the Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Photography is allowed. The museum is closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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HUGE news. HUGE! 🥳 We're excited to announce that we will reopen Tuesday, July 6! We can't wait to welcome you back to e...
07/02/2021

HUGE news. HUGE! 🥳 We're excited to announce that we will reopen Tuesday, July 6!

We can't wait to welcome you back to explore Los Alamos National Laboratory's amazing scientific innovations that shape our everyday lives. Come explore, learn, question and have fun!

What you need to know:
* Masks required for all staff and visitors
* Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Social distancing encouraged
* As always, admission is FREE

The Gadgets gift shop will also be open! 🎁

> https://www.lanl.gov/museum

HUGE news. HUGE! 🥳 We're excited to announce that we will reopen Tuesday, July 6!

We can't wait to welcome you back to explore Los Alamos National Laboratory's amazing scientific innovations that shape our everyday lives. Come explore, learn, question and have fun!

What you need to know:
* Masks required for all staff and visitors
* Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Social distancing encouraged
* As always, admission is FREE

The Gadgets gift shop will also be open! 🎁

> https://www.lanl.gov/museum

How exciting to see the Bradbury, Gadgets, Los Alamos National Laboratory and so many other local people, orgs and busin...
06/29/2021
Los Alamos County Named the Healthiest Community in the U.S.

How exciting to see the Bradbury, Gadgets, Los Alamos National Laboratory and so many other local people, orgs and businesses get shoutouts! 🥳

Los Alamos County repeats as No. 1 in U.S. News’ Healthiest Communities rankings, boasting a reliance on science and a community that proved effective in dealing with the coronavirus.

Here's a fascinating story about father-and-son team Aage and Niels Bohr (otherwise known as James and Nicholas Baker). ...
06/22/2021

Here's a fascinating story about father-and-son team Aage and Niels Bohr (otherwise known as James and Nicholas Baker). Constant companions and confidantes, the pair played a key role in Los Alamos National Laboratory's wartime mission.

Keep those Father's Day feels going with this story about Aage and Niels Bohr. Described as "inseparable" by the Los Alamos scientific community, the father and son were each awarded Nobel Prizes — 53 years apart!

▶️ https://discover.lanl.gov/news/stories/fathers-day-tribute?source=facebook

In the belly of our defense gallery sits what looks like an enormous cherry gumball. Although it's playful in appearance...
06/18/2021

In the belly of our defense gallery sits what looks like an enormous cherry gumball. Although it's playful in appearance, it represents an important process in maintaining the safety and effectiveness of aging nuclear weapons. It's a model of a Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) vessel.

Detonations of non-nuclear materials happen inside the vessel’s interior chamber, which keeps the test locked in a contained environment. The testers then take X-ray images of the detonation to produce data that can provide insight into the status of the stockpile.

Our DARHT orb is a replica. The real deal is made of steel and weighs about 14,000 pounds, too hefty for even the floor to hold.

Read more: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/6/artifact-darht-vessel.php

There's good stuff in this calendar -- including our upcoming Science on Tap with Rod Borup!
06/14/2021

There's good stuff in this calendar -- including our upcoming Science on Tap with Rod Borup!

Did you know that our Community Partnerships Office keeps a monthly calendar with highlighted events in and around Northern New Mexico? In June: a virtual tour of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, a fascinating talk about fuel cells with LANL scientist Rod Borup, a celebration of Fort Union National Monument and more. 👍

cc: LANL Community Connections Bradbury Science Museum

Whether you like Mars, national security science stories or Manhattan Project history... Los Alamos National Laboratory ...
06/10/2021

Whether you like Mars, national security science stories or Manhattan Project history... Los Alamos National Laboratory has a podcast for that.

Subscribe, download and listen: http://discover.lanl.gov/podcasts

Whether you like Mars, national security science stories or Manhattan Project history... Los Alamos National Laboratory has a podcast for that.

Subscribe, download and listen: http://discover.lanl.gov/podcasts

Mars merch is 10% off at Gadgets June 6-15 in honor of Night with a Nerd with Roger Wiens! That Perseverance shirt...😍
06/04/2021

Mars merch is 10% off at Gadgets June 6-15 in honor of Night with a Nerd with Roger Wiens!

That Perseverance shirt...😍

#NationalEggDay is the ONE day we have an excuse to post this “fried egg” camera. Yes, you read that right! “Fried egg.”...
06/04/2021

#NationalEggDay is the ONE day we have an excuse to post this “fried egg” camera.

Yes, you read that right! “Fried egg.” See that bullseye marking on the top of the camera — the white circle with a dot of red inside of it?

There are several artifacts in our collections with this marking that are referred to simply as “fried egg” in their files…if even mentioned at all! In spite of our best efforts, we have yet to identify the origin of the marking or deduce its meaning.

Did it designate the cameras as having been used for a specific project? Was it owned by a specific person? Why "fried egg"?

It’s a mystery. And, until we find out more, it’s also…breakfast.

Read more: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2020/6/artifact-mystery-artifact-1.php?source=facebook

⚡️TONIGHT! Join us! Power grid protection is a hot topic these days. How can single particles of light keep our energy s...
05/25/2021

⚡️TONIGHT! Join us!

Power grid protection is a hot topic these days. How can single particles of light keep our energy safe in the future? Find out at "Frontiers in Science: Protecting the power grid with physics with Raymond Newell" online May 26.

Register: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/

⚡️TONIGHT! Join us!

Power grid protection is a hot topic these days. How can single particles of light keep our energy safe in the future? Find out at "Frontiers in Science: Protecting the power grid with physics with Raymond Newell" online May 26.

Register: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/

We try to keep important information — emails, our bank accounts — safe from hackers. But when it comes to protecting th...
05/21/2021

We try to keep important information — emails, our bank accounts — safe from hackers. But when it comes to protecting the energy grid, clever passwords and anti-malware packages aren't enough.

The solution? Physics.

May 26 at 6 p.m. (MT), join Raymond Newell for a Frontiers in Science. Get a look at Quantum-Ensured Defense of the Smart Electric Grid (QED), which uses single particles of light for encryption and authentication to keep our secrets safe and our grid secure — now and into the future.

https://www.lanl.gov/museum//index.php

We try to keep important information — emails, our bank accounts — safe from hackers. But when it comes to protecting the energy grid, clever passwords and anti-malware packages aren't enough.

The solution? Physics.

May 26 at 6 p.m. (MT), join Raymond Newell for a Frontiers in Science. Get a look at Quantum-Ensured Defense of the Smart Electric Grid (QED), which uses single particles of light for encryption and authentication to keep our secrets safe and our grid secure — now and into the future.

https://www.lanl.gov/museum//index.php

📣 TODAY (May 17)! What can the ocean tell scientists about earthquakes? Geophysicist Charlotte Rowe discusses the next g...
05/17/2021

📣 TODAY (May 17)! What can the ocean tell scientists about earthquakes? Geophysicist Charlotte Rowe discusses the next generation of oceanographic monitors that includes seismic sensors in a free talk (5:30p MT).

https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/calendar-sot.php?source=facebook

📣 TODAY (May 17)! What can the ocean tell scientists about earthquakes? Geophysicist Charlotte Rowe discusses the next generation of oceanographic monitors that includes seismic sensors in a free talk (5:30p MT).

https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/calendar-sot.php?source=facebook

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park team at Los Alamos National Laboratory is working on a project that will ...
05/14/2021

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park team at Los Alamos National Laboratory is working on a project that will let you tour — virtually — places you would normally never get to visit!

The new 360-degree virtual tours will include sites already available on the public tour PLUS some rarely-seen Project Y sites.

(This photo got snapped when members of the team were caught by the 360-degree camera during set-up.) 😆

More info: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/manhattan-project-tours.php?source=facebook

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park team at Los Alamos National Laboratory is working on a project that will let you tour — virtually — places you would normally never get to visit!

The new 360-degree virtual tours will include sites already available on the public tour PLUS some rarely-seen Project Y sites.

(This photo got snapped when members of the team were caught by the 360-degree camera during set-up.) 😆

More info: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/manhattan-project-tours.php?source=facebook

#ICYMI, we put three special #EarthWeek presentations into one handy collection! Learn about developments in fighting pl...
05/11/2021

#ICYMI, we put three special #EarthWeek presentations into one handy collection!

Learn about developments in fighting plastic pollution, the unparalleled natural wonders of New Mexico, and see the science behind the question, “will it rain this summer?” ☀️🌧

https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/earth-week.php

#ICYMI, we put three special #EarthWeek presentations into one handy collection!

Learn about developments in fighting plastic pollution, the unparalleled natural wonders of New Mexico, and see the science behind the question, “will it rain this summer?” ☀️🌧

https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2021/5/earth-week.php

🙌 Put this exhibit on the post-pandemic road-trip list!
05/05/2021

🙌 Put this exhibit on the post-pandemic road-trip list!

LANL scientist Harshini Mukundan is now also...a statue! Her life-sized likeness joins about 120 other 3D-printed statues of #womeninSTEM in the IF/THEN exhibit at the Dallas NorthPark Center this month.

🔬. About Harshini Mukundan: https://ifthenexhibit.org/ambassador/B-08/

👩‍🔬 About the #IfThenSheCanExhibit: http://ifthenexhibit.org

New Los Alamos National Laboratory merch now in stock at Gadgets: T-shirts and teacups! OK, these are coffee mugs, actua...
04/23/2021

New Los Alamos National Laboratory merch now in stock at Gadgets: T-shirts and teacups!

OK, these are coffee mugs, actually. But how cool are they?

See the full array at the link below — more items are coming in soon!

https://gadgets-107803.square.site/

117 years after the day he was born (April 22, 1904) -- now you have the chance to hear J. Robert Oppenheimer in a rare ...
04/22/2021

117 years after the day he was born (April 22, 1904) -- now you have the chance to hear J. Robert Oppenheimer in a rare interview! Download this cool poster, too 👇

J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist and director of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, was born today — April 22 — in 1904. 🎂

Listen to "Oppie" in a rare 1965 interview and download an original poster!
▶️ https://bit.ly/32BPshi

The scenery and weather in New Mexico are truly like no other. Hear Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Emeritus Ter...
04/22/2021

The scenery and weather in New Mexico are truly like no other.

Hear Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Emeritus Terry Wallace and the Bradbury's own Mel Strong talk about both for #EarthDay today! Tune in at 1 p.m. (MT)

Webex link here: https://lanl.gov/earthweek2021/

The scenery and weather in New Mexico are truly like no other.

Hear Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Emeritus Terry Wallace and the Bradbury's own Mel Strong talk about both for #EarthDay today! Tune in at 1 p.m. (MT)

Webex link here: https://lanl.gov/earthweek2021/

🌱 More info about what's happening for #EarthWeek!
04/20/2021

🌱 More info about what's happening for #EarthWeek!

Whoa! This Earth Week website from Los Alamos National Laboratory is filled with cool stuff: speakers, art/photo contest...
04/19/2021

Whoa! This Earth Week website from Los Alamos National Laboratory is filled with cool stuff: speakers, art/photo contest entries, videos and TONS more. 🌎

We're feeling especially partial to the kids' activities today. Like the "creepy crawlers" -- who doesn't love New Mexico bugs? 😄

https://www.lanl.gov/earthweek2021/earthweek-for-kids.shtml?#crawlers

Whoa! This Earth Week website from Los Alamos National Laboratory is filled with cool stuff: speakers, art/photo contest entries, videos and TONS more. 🌎

We're feeling especially partial to the kids' activities today. Like the "creepy crawlers" -- who doesn't love New Mexico bugs? 😄

https://www.lanl.gov/earthweek2021/earthweek-for-kids.shtml?#crawlers

#TBT to 1976, when #TaxDay was April 15 and crunching numbers might require something like this TI-30 calculator (donate...
04/15/2021

#TBT to 1976, when #TaxDay was April 15 and crunching numbers might require something like this TI-30 calculator (donated to the museum by the family of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee).

At $25, the TI-30 was more affordable than its $100+ competitors back in the day. In fact, some pocket calculators in the early '70s were $395 — equivalent to $2,400(ish) today!

#TBT to 1976, when #TaxDay was April 15 and crunching numbers might require something like this TI-30 calculator (donated to the museum by the family of a former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee).

At $25, the TI-30 was more affordable than its $100+ competitors back in the day. In fact, some pocket calculators in the early '70s were $395 — equivalent to $2,400(ish) today!

Just in time for #EarthDay! 🌎 On April 19, Los Alamos National Laboratory biochemist Taraka Dale talks about how smart m...
04/14/2021

Just in time for #EarthDay! 🌎

On April 19, Los Alamos National Laboratory biochemist Taraka Dale talks about how smart microbial cells can create methods to upcycle today’s plastic trash and design new, more-degradable plastics for the future.

Register: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar/2021/4/science-on-tap.php

Just in time for #EarthDay! 🌎

On April 19, Los Alamos National Laboratory biochemist Taraka Dale talks about how smart microbial cells can create methods to upcycle today’s plastic trash and design new, more-degradable plastics for the future.

Register: https://www.lanl.gov/museum/events/calendar/2021/4/science-on-tap.php

A chair from the 1940s is the one of the only J. Robert Oppenheimer possessions that Los Alamos National Laboratory has....
04/12/2021
Relics - History Podcast: Oppenheimer's Chair

A chair from the 1940s is the one of the only J. Robert Oppenheimer possessions that Los Alamos National Laboratory has.

Listen to the fascinating tale behind it:

Even the father of the atomic bomb had to sit down somewhere. It's hard to believe that our legendary first Lab director and brilliant physicist J. Robert Op...

Wildfire prediction: It's a thing! Los Alamos National Laboratory atmospheric scientist Alex Jonko talked about using su...
03/26/2021
Science on Tap - Alex Jonko: Wildfire modeling

Wildfire prediction: It's a thing!

Los Alamos National Laboratory atmospheric scientist Alex Jonko talked about using supercomputers and FIRETEC, an award-winning model, in our last Science on Tap. 👇

Originally streamed on March 15, 2021LA-UR-21-22644

📣 New merch alert! (P.S.: Purchases support STEM education in Northern New Mexico, so cheers to that!)
03/25/2021

📣 New merch alert!

(P.S.: Purchases support STEM education in Northern New Mexico, so cheers to that!)

What happened on Mars to make it look so different in 2018?Suzanne Nowicki, nuclear physicist in the Space Science and A...
03/23/2021

What happened on Mars to make it look so different in 2018?

Suzanne Nowicki, nuclear physicist in the Space Science and Applications group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explains that (and much more) in this Science on Tap. #ICYMI

▶️ https://youtu.be/y6Remwcah_s

What happened on Mars to make it look so different in 2018?

Suzanne Nowicki, nuclear physicist in the Space Science and Applications group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, explains that (and much more) in this Science on Tap. #ICYMI

▶️ https://youtu.be/y6Remwcah_s

A future physicist and her puppy! 🐶PS: You can hear about Jane Hall's extraordinary life in the newest episode of the Na...
03/23/2021

A future physicist and her puppy! 🐶

PS: You can hear about Jane Hall's extraordinary life in the newest episode of the National Security Science magazine podcast: https://national-security-science-podcast-d185212a.simplecast.com/episodes/jane-hall-queen-of-the-hill

This 1930s high schooler with a puppy grew up to be Jane Hall, a prominent physicist, a groundbreaking manager and the first woman appointed to the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission.

#NationalPuppyDay #WomensHistoryMonth

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