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NM Association Of Museums Names ‘Penstemon Whisperer’ Larry Deaven Volunteer Of The Year

on October 20, 2019 - 8:35am

Larry Deaven, center, is honored as Volunteer of the Year by the New Mexico Association of Museums for his work in the penstemon gardens at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC staff gathered Sept. 24 at the awards event with Deaven, from left, Marketing Manager Rachel Landman, Executive Director Katie Bruell, Deaven, Director of Interpretation Jonathan Creel and Adventure Programs Manager Beth Cortright. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC volunteer Larry Deaven, a.k.a. ‘The Penstemon Whisperer’, has been growing penstemons for more than 40 years and began gardening in 2015 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

KAFB: Air Force Research Laboratory To Rendezvous And Inspect Malfunctioning S5 Satellite

on October 20, 2019 - 8:34am
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE The Air Force Research Laboratory will begin maneuvers today, Oct. 20, as the first-ever inspection mission to support real-time on-orbit spacecraft anomaly resolution operations.
 
This effort will be a rendezvous between the experimental Mycroft satellite and a second experimental AFRL satellite called the Small Satellite Space Surveillance System, or S5. The S5, launched Feb. 22, 2019, is a small satellite designed to test affordable SmallSat space situational awareness constellation technologies.
 
AFRL has experienced communication challenges

Posts From The Road: Shades Of Gold

on October 20, 2019 - 7:38am

A Mixed Bag: An assortment of color and hues are seen on a hillsidenear Carbondale, Colo., showing aspens in various stages of transformation from summer to winter. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Getting Close: The base of a group of aspen trees near Breckenridge, Colo., shines with gold leaves on the trees and many gold leaves cover the ground. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

 

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
For those of us who live in the Rocky Mountain West, the changing color of aspen leaves is a sure sign that summer is fading and fall is upon us.

NWS: Today’s High Near 54; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on October 20, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 54 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Post: Tall Trees Along Santa Barbara Trail

on October 20, 2019 - 7:14am

Daily Post: Scene of tall trees spotted Wednesday along the Santa Barbara Trail near Truchas in the Carson National Forest. Photo by Dave North

LANL Waste Management Services Group Leader Speaks At Voices Of Los Alamos Meeting Monday Oct. 28

on October 19, 2019 - 9:42am

VOLA News:

 

Voices of Los Alamos is hosting its next meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.

Guest Speaker Steven Singledecker will present a talk on Los Alamos National Laboratory waste shipments to offsite disposal facilities.

Singledecker is the Waste Management Services Group Leader at LANL and has more than 29 years of experience in the waste management industry. He also worked at Brookhaven and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Science On Tap With Dr. Mark Boslough Oct. 21

on October 19, 2019 - 6:21am
Dr. Mark Boslough
 
Los Alamos Creative District News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
 
This On Tap will feature a conversation with Dr. Mark Boslough about uncertainty and risk at the planetary catastrophe threshold.
 
What is the probability that the Earth will be wiped out, in our lifetimes, by the impact of an enormous asteroid or comet? How does it compare with the self-inflicted threat of catastrophic global warming?
 
Should we worry more

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 42

on October 19, 2019 - 6:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 42. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Mountain Covered In Fall Colors

on October 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: An early morning view Thursday of Pajarito Mountain blanketed in fall colors. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

AGU: Radioactive Chlorine From Nuclear Bomb Tests Remain Present In Antarctica

on October 18, 2019 - 10:19am
New research finds some glaciers in Antarctica are still releasing radioactive chlorine-36 created during 1950s nuclear weapons tests. Courtesy/NASA/Joe MacGregor
 
Vostok and Talos Dome are both shown on this map of Antarctica. Vostok is still releasing anthropogenic chlorine-36 into the atmosphere. Courtesy/AGU
 
AGU News:
 
Antarctica’s ice sheets are still releasing radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s, a new study finds.
 
This suggests regions in Antarctica store and vent the radioactive element differently than previously thought.

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