BY RYN HERRMANN
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce
Los Alamos ScienceFest, produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, continues through next Tuesday, July 18. Check out upcoming events as well as information about SALA’s Oppenheimer Festival!
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events for Tuesday, July 11
Tuesdays at the Square – Central Park Square, TONIGHT 6-8 pm
Los Alamos Jazz Project headlines our ScienceFest-themed Tuesday concert.
The Night Sky in July – Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, 7pm
Hear about what you can see in the night sky during July! Register on the PEEC website.
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events for Wednesday, July 12
Family Summer Evening w/ Robot Dog – Los Alamos Nature Center, 6pm
Celebrate ScienceFest with Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) during this unique Summer Family Evening. Join a LANL mechanical engineer in observing and driving a “robot dog” at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Attendees will learn about Boston Dynamics robots, which are being developed for repetitive or dangerous tasks. Admission: $0/member family, $5/non-member family. Admission is paid at the door.
Movie in the Park: Wall-E – Ashley Pond Park, 8:15pm
Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars!
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events for Thursday, July 13
Suds & Shows – Los Alamos Nature Center, 6:30pm
Game night featuring video games, tabletop games, and a cash bar hosted Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Register on the PEEC website!
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events for Saturday, July 15
Play Crawl: STEAM for Adults – Central Park Square, 6-8 pm
It’s Come out to Central Park Square this Saturday from 6-8pm for the Los Alamos ScienceFest Play Crawl: STEAM for Adults and play again like a kid. Math games, engineering activities, science experiments, beer, trivia. all here!
Poetry Under the Stars – Los Alamos Nature Center, 7pm
Join New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp for a special evening of poetry under the stars of the planetarium! Register on the PEEC website.
“House at Otowi Bridge” Film Discussion – Fuller Lodge, 7-8:30 pm
A panel of historians, producers and writers will discuss the development of the movie project, and the story behind Edith Warner and the “House at Otowi Bridge.
“Dark Night Star Party – Overlook Park, White Rock, 8:30-11pm
Spend the evening with the Pajarito Astronomers Club gazing at the stunning July night sky! This event is contingent on the weather.
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events Monday, July 17
Los Alamos Showcase & Demo Day – Fuller Lodge, 8:30am-6 pm
Morning pitches from LEEP and Lab innovators
Afternoon Roundtables: Trends in Energy and Space Industries
Tapped In – 5 pm, poster talks and beverages
Limited seating available: RSVP Here
Los Alamos ScienceFest Events Tuesday, July 18
Tuesdays at the Square: ScienceFest Closing Party in Central Park Square, from 6-8 pm, featuring Half-Pint and the Growlers.
Ongoing activities throughout ScienceFest 2023:
Fractals, Fusion & Fission Art Exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center Main Gallery
Manhattan Project Film Series at SALA Event Center
Minesh Bacrania exhibit in the windows of the former CB Fox Department Store. This one-of-a-kind photo installation takes guests “behind the fence” of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Featuring Minesh Bacrania’s dynamic photography, taken in collaboration with Smithsonian Magazine, this walking exhibit brings the Lab’s Manhattan Project-era buildings and science to life.
Visit local businesses that are featuring Oppenheimer-related business specials. You can find the list at https://visitlosalamos.org/movies-filmed-in-los-alamos-oppenheimer.
Share your ScienceFest photos with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use #ScienceFest2023 on social media channels!
Los Alamos MainStreet is also running two social media promotions through July 20 to win a copy of the following books, signed by Oppenheimer lead actors, Cillian Murphy and Matt Damon:
“American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” the book inspiration for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer”. To win this copy, also signed by the co-author Kai Bird, post a photo of you with any Oppie statue, photo, cut-out, or symbol found all over Los Almos on Facebook and Instagram with the tag #ScienceFest2023. Most likes wins!
Locally authored “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of the Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row.” To win this copy, post a photo of you having fun at any ScienceFest event on Facebook and Instagram with the tag #ScienceFest 2023. The most likes wins!
The 2023 ScienceFest is sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Government Scientific Source, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Triad National Security, Feynman Center for Innovation at LANL, UNM-Los Alamos, N3B Los Alamos, Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, American Chemical Society Local Section Central New Mexico, and organized by a host of community organizations, including Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, Mesa Public Library, Pajarito Environment Education Center, SALA Event Center, STEAM Lab, Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos County Community Services, and many others.
Experience the Unforgettable at SALA’s Highly Anticipated Oppenheimer Festival!
Launching with an explosive bang on Thursday, July 20, the festival will set the stage for an exclusive premiere of “Oppenheimer,” an awe-inspiring masterpiece by none other than the visionary Christopher Nolan. This day is exclusively reserved for county officials and esteemed guests. As the sun sets, brace yourself for the grand finale of “The Manhattan Film Series” at 6pm, where Larry Scheffield’s remarkable films, “Alamogordo, Center of the World,Trinity 1945” and “Oppenheimer After Trinity”, will take the audience on a historical adventure.
Friday, July 21, SALA members are cordially invited to a great celebration. Delight your senses with Los Alamos Big Band, while drinks by Bathtub Row Brewery and appetizers by local food servers will be provided. Engage in intimate behind-the-scenes conversations with movie extras, revel in captivating art exhibitions, and indulge in a plethora of extraordinary experiences. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this exclusive event! Become a SALA member today and unlock a world of opportunities. Discover the membership plans available on our website and join us on this extraordinary journey.
Saturday, July 22, marks a momentous occasion as the Oppenheimer Festival opens its gates to the public, granting access to a world brimming with art, history, and inspiration. Be enchanted by captivating video exhibitions, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and delve deep into the enigmatic legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Be warned, however, that tickets for this day are in high demand and limited in quantity. Don’t let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by! Visit our website, check ticket availability, and secure your place in history.
Sunday, July 23, promises an encore of mesmerizing art, riveting history, and captivating behind-the-scenes talks. Delve deeper into the incredible story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and engage with experts and enthusiasts who share your passion. But remember, tickets for all these days of the festival are limited. Act swiftly to secure your spot and ensure you don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! www.sala.losalamos.com