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Star Gaze At Valles Caldera

on September 15, 2017 - 6:04am
The Milky Way over the Jemez River. Photo by Jim Stein Photography

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer a night sky observation event 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.

The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest skies in our area and is a great place to get a better look at the night sky on clear nights.

Los Alamos High School Alum Peter Ahrens Receives Department Of Energy Graduate Fellowship

on September 14, 2017 - 3:15pm

LAHS graduate Peter Ahrens

EDUCATION News:

A former Los Alamos High School student is attending graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall on a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship.

Peter Ahrens was one of less than 5 percent of applicants to receive the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Ahrens, a 2012 Los Alamos graduate, is studying toward a doctoral degree in Computer Science.

The fellowship, administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

SFCC Presents LAUNCH! Sept. 28

on September 14, 2017 - 8:51am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents LAUNCH!, an exhibition by the Sculpture Union art club of SFCC.
 
This inaugural event features selections from each of the group’s members.The exhibit opens with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28. The exhibition continues through Nov. 1.
 
The exhibition includes sculpture in diverse media and conceptual approaches from SFCC sculpture students includingJanet Abrams, Colin Barker, Faye Bates, David Burling, Charlie Carruthers, Cary Cluett, Dason Culver, Monique DeNys, Rose Driscoll, Lisa

SFCC Equivalency/GED Registration Open

on September 14, 2017 - 7:42am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Oct. 16 in Spanish and English. Call 505.428.1356 for more information.
 
New students must fill out and submit an orientation packet. Packets are available now at the Adult Education office on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Avenue in Room 502, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. Fridays. New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m.

Scenes From Season Kick Off Of Cafe Scientifique

on September 14, 2017 - 6:59am

Cafe Scientifique participants working on a building project during the season kick-off Tuesday night at UNM-LA. Photo by Michelle Hall

Presenter Mike Hoog leads Cafe Scientifique participants in yoga Tuesday evening at UNM-LA. Photo by Michelle Hall

Staff Report

Café Scientifique kick off its season Tuesday evening on the campus of UNM-Los Alamos. The popular program brings teens from all walks of life together to explore, discuss and debate the latest ideas in science and technology.

Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In White Rock Oct. 11

on September 14, 2017 - 6:50am
ALZHEIMER’S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ― Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational event in White Rock offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
 
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. The event will be hosted at The White Rock Senior Center, 137 Longview Dr. in White Rock. The class is free and open to all citizens of White Rock and surrounding communities.

“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is designed primarily as an introduction for new, non-professional or family caregivers who are seeking a basic knowledge

Atomic City Children's Theater Hosts Car Wash Saturday

on September 13, 2017 - 3:31pm

ACCT News:

Atomic City Children's Theater (ACCT) will host a car wash this Saturday at the Christian Church of Los Alamos.

ACCT's talented and award winning students are hosting their car wash to raise funds for their upcoming February production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach Jr.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16
Where: Christian Church of Los Alamos (92 East Road)
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We hope the community will support these talented performers.

Atomic City Children’s Theater, an official after-school program sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools, offers performing

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