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Celebrate Nature, Space, Tech and More July 12-17 at Los Alamos ScienceFest – Los Alamos Reporter



Los Alamos, New Mexico – where discoveries are made – announces the return of the city’s signature annual event – Los Alamos ScienceFest. From July 12-17, this year’s event features hands-on activities, an electric vehicle show, movies, concerts, talks and family fun events.

“Los Alamos is the birthplace of groundbreaking science, and ScienceFest offers a unique opportunity for visitors from around the world to experience this culture of discovery,” said Kelly Stewart, Los Alamos County Marketing Manager. “We invite everyone to come celebrate science and technology and create fun summer memories for every member of the family at Los Alamos.”

With the goal of making science fun and more accessible, as well as inspiring a passion for STEAM topics in young people, ScienceFest will feature six days of events, including Discovery Day on Saturday, July 16. The full program and more details are available at http://www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com.

On Tuesday, July 12, listen to live music during the Tuesdays @ The Pond series, featuring Belisama Irish Dancers followed by The Hill Stompers at Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Wednesday, July 13 focuses on animals and agriculture with bee art, pollination games, a summer family night with local livestock, a hydrogen panel discussion and clean energy at the Bradbury Science Museum and a screening of The Mitchells Vs. The Machines at Ashley Pond Park.

On Thursday, July 14, attend an author talk with Dr. John Mack—The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack—through Mesa Public Library and Suds ‘n Shows: “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan” at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. On Friday, July 15, attend the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Park.

Discovery Day – Saturday, July 16 – runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ashley Pond and features a variety of hands-on, hands-on activities for all ages, as well as food trucks, live music, as well as a show of electric vehicles and a solar car downtown. Races courtesy of Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Other activities include Challenge Tomorrow trailers from the Bradbury Science Museum, Drone Zone, Robotics, Beer & Band Zone with Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Boese Brothers Brewing and music from the Troy Browne Trio.

Later that evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, the Friends of MAPR-LA, supporting the National Park Service Historical Park) will screen a film about the Trinity test – the first atomic bomb test in history. July 16, 2022 is the 77th anniversary of this event. Bathtub Brewing Co-op will serve beer and wine. Tickets for this limited-seat event (100) for “Alamogordo – Center of the World, Trinity 1945” will be sold for a tax-deductible donation of $20 each to the 501(c)(3) Friends organization. Tickets will be available in advance at Metzgers-Los Alamos, Bathtub Row Brewery, Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, and the Los Alamos History Museum.

Events culminate on Sunday, July 17 with a twilight film at Bathtub Brewing Co-op on the outdoor patio. The projection of Honey, I reduced the children will include quizzes for prizes, as well as lessons on beer chemistry.

Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. on Saturday Discovery Day. Tours begin approximately 1,000 years ago and take visitors through the Ancestral Puebloans, the Farm, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, and contemporary Los Alamos. The focus is on espionage, cultures and answering visitors’ questions. The cost is $20, the visit lasts between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. While in town, visitors can further immerse themselves in the history and science of Los Alamos with the self-guided Los Alamos Spy Tour or the Kwage Mesa Interpretive Trail.

For a full program, event times and additional details, visit https://www.losalamossciencefest.com/events.

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2022 is sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Century Bank and hosted by Los Alamos MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District, along with countless community partners.

For more information about Los Alamos, go to https://visitlosalamos.org.