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Honoring Oppenheimer’s Legacy By Developing Future Science And Energy Leaders

on January 20, 2017 - 9:49am

Los Alamos National Laboratory presents an award to J. Robert Oppenheimer, second from left, at the end of World War II, c. 1945. Courtesy photo

DOE News:

Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched a pilot program, the Energy Sciences Leadership Group, to develop the next generation of leaders in the science and energy fields.

DOE has diverse missions spanning basic science, energy, nuclear security and environmental remediation and it draws upon the scientific, technical, and engineering expertise of the national laboratories to address the toughest challenges associated with

LANS Board Approves $2.5 Million For Community Commitment Plan

on January 19, 2017 - 9:16am

LANL's David Kratzer works with students during the 2016 Hour of Code, which aims to encourage children to learn computer science. More than 60 Lab employees volunteered at 16 schools, working with nearly 2,000 students. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Funds support community giving, economic development and education

The Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Board of Governors approved $2.5 million in funding for the company’s plan to support education, economic development and charitable giving in Northern New Mexico.

“The board’s decision to invest in our communities and their priorities

Explore Your Universe: Astrophysics For Everyone

on January 17, 2017 - 8:27am

The destructive bombardment of a planet. Courtesy image

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will again offer “Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone.” The class meets 2:35-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17 and running through May 9.


In this class, students will explore modern, unsolved research problems in astrophysics, guided by mentors who work as astrophysicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory spanning a wide range of expertise.

Jim Hall Of Los Alamos Recounts His March From Selma To Montgomery With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

on January 16, 2017 - 9:05am

As a college student, Jim Hall marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr from Selma to Montgomery. Hall: Here are some of my memories: the warmth of our welcome by local African Americans, the organizational geniuses who, on the fly, fed us and moved us around, and the goodwill by everyone associated with the march. I also remember a few conversations with local whites who often seemed somewhat bewildered, often angry, but sometimes quietly supportive.

Are Planets Like Those In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Really Out There?

on January 15, 2017 - 7:16am
Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars film ‘Rogue One’ wade through the water of an alien ocean world. NASA scientists believe ocean worlds exist in our own galaxy, along with many other environments. Courtesy/Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

NASA News:

In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.

Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy could be very similar to arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists.

Hubble Provides Interstellar Road Map For Voyagers’ Galactic Trek

on January 15, 2017 - 7:04am
Artist’s rendition of Voyager 1’s View of  the Solar System. NASA

NASA News:

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map — by measuring the material along the probes’ trajectories as they move through space.

‘Moving Day’ At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Friday Morning

on January 14, 2017 - 9:58am
Doug Hintze, ​manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos office compares notes with Pete Maggiore of the National Nuclear Security Administrations Los Alamos office during Friday's RCLN meeting in Española. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities opened its board meeting Friday with a moving tribute to former Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson, who stepped down from the board as secretary-treasurer.

Kristin Henderson honored at Friday's RCLC meeting. Photo by Roger