Scenes From Oppenheimer Festivities At SALA Los Alamos Event Center

Participating in a panel discussion Friday evening are extras for the Oppenheimer movie, from left, Lauren McDaniel, Tom Tierney, Reed Figley and Shane Fogerty. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

SALA Event Center Los Alamos owner is spending the 10-day Oppenheimer Festival making sure everything is happening at the right time. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los artist Margarita Ryan with her latest portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Ryan has painted several portraits of Oppenheimer as well as a couple of murals. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Local historian Nancy Bartlit, left, and Manhattan Project National Historical Park Supt. Wendy Behrman await the start of a panel discussion Friday at SALA. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

William ‘Ike’ White, Department of Energy Environmental Management Senior Advisor, left, and panel discussion moderator Don Cobb ready to speak on the Manhattan Project Thursday evening. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

SALA members were invited to a VIP event Friday evening that included a reception. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Enjoying Friday’s SALA reception are, from left, Lauren McDaniel, Krista Saenz and Patricia Burnside. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

State Rep. Christine Chandler, far left, Julie Collins, center, and Caroline Buerkle from the Office of the Governor at a panel discussion Thursday during the SALA Oppenheimer Festival. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Lisa Hampton, Mike O’Neill, and David Hampton, far right, admire the General’s car Thursday afternoon outside SALA. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Joyce Nickols, right, and her son Todd Nickols, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, chat with a friend Friday evening at SALA prior to the screening of Oppenheimer for SALA members and guests. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The audience enjoys a panel discussion in one of the newly-renovated theaters at the SALA Event Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

David Hampton, left, and Mike O’Neill pose with a larger than life cardboard cut-out of General Leslie Groves who is sporting a cowboy hat for the evening. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Extras from the Oppenheimer movie respond to questions Friday evening at SALA. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos County Intergovernmental Affairs Manager Danielle Duran, far right, introduces panelists for a discussion Thursday evening at SALA. Pictured are , from left, Nancy Bartlit, Wendy Behrman, William ‘Ike’ White and Don Cobb. Photo by Maire O’Neill/