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Just One Month ‘Til Los Alamos ScienceFest!

on June 12, 2018 - 6:53pm

A STEAM exhibitor talking with a young attendee at a previous ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

A young girl at the controls getting hands-on experience at a recent ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Each year, thousands flock to Los Alamos—home of groundbreaking science where discoveries are made—for the three-time award-winning ScienceFest.

2018 marks ScienceFest’s 11th year and is July 11-15 with a “Science Rules in Los Alamos” theme.

“ScienceFest is a must-attend, five-day festival complete with live music, interactive and family-friendly events for all ages and out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities,” said Los Alamos County Marketing Manager Kelly Stewart.

ScienceFest events are focused on celebrating past and present scientific accomplishments and fostering an interest in science for future generations.

Check out this 2017 ScienceFest video!

2018 ScienceFest Event Schedule

(Subject to change as more events are announced closer to the festival date)

Wednesday, July 11:

Thursday, July 12:

Friday, July 13:

  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,  Atomic City Van Tours, Register online
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  Los Alamos Historical Society Guided Walking Tour
  • 5:30 p.m. – LASER (Leonardo, Art, Science, Evening, Rendezvous) Talk on Data Visualization, Fuller Lodge, free admission
  • 7 p.m. – “Construct Your Own Virtual World”: Game Development Discussion and Lesson, Nature Center, free admission
  • 7 p.m. – ScienceFest Summer Concert with Liver Down The River and Science/Math Activities with Mathamuseum, Ashley Pond Park

Saturday, July 14

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Info Booth and Photo Opportunities, Main Gate Park
  • 10 a.m. – Movie, “The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber”, Reed Deal Theater, free admission
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Electric Vehicle Car Show, Nature Center
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., DISCOVERY DAY with ‘STEAM’ booth demonstrations, food, music, robotics and much more at Ashley Pond Park and Fuller Lodge Lawn
  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Atomic City Van Tours, Register online
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Los Alamos Historical Society Guided Walking Tour
  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Book Signings, Los Alamos History Museum Shop
  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Lyrics and Libations, Beer Garden/Entertainment, Fuller Lodge Patio, January Storm performs 12-3p.m., Auto Electric performs 3 -6 p.m.
  • 1 p.m., Oppenheimer Look-Alike Contest, Fuller Lodge Patio
  • 8 p.m., Screening of AlphaGo Documentary and “Go” Game Night, projectY cowork, free admission

Sunday, July 15

  • 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,  Atomic City Van Tours, Register online
  • 2 p.m., Movie, PBS Science Café: NOVA Day the Dinosaurs Died, Nature Center, RSVP to Rose Poston at 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org.
  • After Dark, Outdoor Movie, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op

“From start to finish, ScienceFest week is a genuinely iconic event to Los Alamos,” Stewart said. “It showcases the incredible discoveries made here—both past and present—and celebrates the future of science. We invite all to attend. Whether you’re a budding scientist, a curious mind, or a history buff, you’ll find activities to suit all your interests in Los Alamos this summer, and we challenge everyone to visit and to discover their own ‘aha’ moments.”

For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit LosAlamosScienceFestival.com. For those interested in registering a STEAM-related demonstration, registration is open until July 5 and information can be found at https://www.losalamossciencefestival.com/get-involved. For information on all there is to see and do in Los Alamos, go to VisitLosAlamos.org.

Scene from Mathamuseum at a previous ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

Children checkout the robotics table at a previous ScienceFest. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous ScienceFest at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos ScienceFest Committee thanks all sponsors and Signature Sponsor, New Mexico Magazine, for making this event possible.

ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit LosAlamosScienceFestival.com. For those interested in registering a STEAM-related demonstration, registration is open until July 5 and information can be found at https://www.losalamossciencefestival.com/get-involved. For information on all there is to see and do in Los Alamos, go to VisitLosAlamos.org.

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