2022 Los Alamos ScienceFest SCHEDULE
 

This tentative schedule is subject to change, featuring events leading up to and during Los Alamos ScienceFest 2022. Check back ScienceFest week for confirmation on details! 

FRIDAY, JULY 8

 

6 PM   

Friday Night Summer Concert Series

Ashley Pond Park Pavilion

Featuring Shamarr Allen; Kickoff event for next week's Los Alamos ScienceFest! 

MONDAY, JULY 11

6:30-8:30 PM   

Mesa Public Library Campfire Night - with a Science twist!

Mesa Public Library outdoor learning area in between Mesa Public Library and the Betty Ehart Senior Center

TUESDAY, JULY 12

 

11AM      

Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $20)

Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Questions? Contact a volunteer coordinator at 505-695-5250 or museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.

5:30 PM   

Tuesdays @ The Pond Series: Belisama Irish Dancers open (5:30 PM) followed by The Hill Stompers (6 PM) - Ashley Pond Park Pavilion

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

 

11 AM      

Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $20)

Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Questions? Contact a volunteer coordinator at 505-695-5250 or museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.

1:30-2:30 PM   

What's Up Wednesday

White Rock Branch Library

Create a bee-shaped nature art frame, seed bombs, and play some fun outdoor pollination games. More information

 

6 PM

Panel Discussion: Hydrogen & Clean Energy

Bradbury Science Museum

Panel discussion on the facets of Hydrogen and fuel cells, efforts in New Mexico and surrounding region to change our carbon footprint. Featuring scientists: 

Rod Borup, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Duncan McBranch, New Mexico Region Progress on Hydrogen HUBs

George Guthrie, iWEST - On the road to carbon neutrality in the Intermountain West

Due to LANL Covid regulations the event will have limited capacity and require masks for attendees. Please register in advance HERE.

6 PM

Summer Family Evening - Animals & Agriculture: Horse, Pony & Goat

Los Alamos Nature Center

Livestock owners Lisa Reader and Dianne Wilburn bring some of their friendliest animals to the nature center to meet you! Meet a horse, a pony, and a goat and hear about their lives on the Pajarito Plateau. Mini horses and more! $0/member family, $5/non-member family. Admission is paid at the door. 

 

8:15 PM

Movie in the Park: "The Mitchells Vs. the Machines" 

Ashley Pond Park

This PG-rated 2021 film runs approximately 1hr 54 minutes and is family-friendly! All ages welcome for this free event. No tickets required! A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

 

11AM      

Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $20)

Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Questions? Contact a volunteer coordinator at 505-695-5250 or museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.

 

7-8 PM     

The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack

Mesa Public Library, *online*

Join for an author talk that is out of this world! The Believer is the weird and chilling true story of Dr. John Mack, an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer who risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of human encounters with aliens. Register HERE.

 

7-9 PM     

Suds 'n Shows: "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan"

Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

Take a cinematic journey with us to “boldly go where no man has gone before” in the Nature Center’s planetarium. This screening of “Star Trek: Wrath of Khan” is a part our Suds & Shows movie and beer series! Enjoy beer and wine from Pajarito Brewpub (cash bar) and bring a picnic before the show to enjoy outside at the nature center. The movie starts at 7 PM and the doors will open at 6 PM. Because of limited seating in the planetarium, we encourage you to register and purchase your ticket ($7) in advance!

FRIDAY, JULY 15

 

11 AM      

Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $20)

Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Questions? Contact a volunteer coordinator at 505-695-5250 or museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.

 

6 PM   

Friday Night Summer Concert Series

Ashley Pond Park Pavilion

Headliner Igor & The Red Elvises (Opening band, DK & The Affordables)! 

SATURDAY, JULY 16 - DISCOVERY DAY

 

10 AM - 3 PM         

Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day

Downtown Los Alamos, Ashley Pond Park

Come out for hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) demos, food trucks, music, the Launch of Story Walk at Mesa and White Rock Libraries, Bradbury Science Museum's Challenge Tomorrow Trailers, Electric Vehicle Show and more! 

 

Farmers Market 8AM-12PM, Ashley Pond Park

Bounce Houses 10AM-2PM, Ashley Pond Park *FREE!*

Electric Vehicle Show 10 AM-3PM, Mesa Public Library Overflow Lot

Drone Zone 10AM-3PM, Ashley Pond Park (South Lawn)

Beer & Band12 PM-3 PM, featuring Troy Browne Trio, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op and Boese Brothers Brewing, food, Ashley Pond Park Pavillion/Stage 

Solar Car Races & Awards1 PM, Mesa Public Library Overflow Lot. Pickup free solar car kits from the Los Alamos Nature Center July 12-15.

 

Historic District Tours - There will also be Tours of the Historic District at 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 2 PM on Discovery Day. Tours start about 1,000 years ago and walks the visitors through the ancestral Puebloans, homesteading, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, Cold War and contemporary Los Alamos. Emphasis on espionage, cultures, and answering visitor questions. Cost is $20, tour lasts between 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. Visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Questions? Contact a volunteer coordinator at 505-695-5250 or museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.

 

4:30 - 8 PM         

Screening of "Alamogordo - Center of the World, Trinity 1945"

Fuller Lodge

Friends of MAPR-LA (supporting the NPS Historical Park) will be screening a film about the Trinity test - the first atomic bomb test in history. July 16, 2022 falls on the 77th anniversary of this event. Bathtub Brewing Co-op will serve beer and wine. Tickets for this limited-seating (100) event 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. The paper tickets will be souvenirs and a tax-deductible donation receipt.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17

 

7:30 PM

The Science of Beer; with Head Brewer of Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op 

Bathtub Brewing Co-op

Come before the movie for a session about the science behind brewing beer! 

 

8 PM   

Movie at Dusk: "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

Bathtub Brewing Co-op, Outdoor patio

Outdoor movie screening, along with trivia and a chance to win prizes! Learn about beer chemistry from the head brewer before the film begins! This 1989 adventure comedy runs about 1 1/2 hours and is rated PG. The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

 

Get Out & Explore

Los Alamos Spy Tour

Download it HERE

Kwage Mesa Interpretive Trail

Part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park 

Comet Headed Toward Earth!  

Check out this article from Newsweek

It should be visible for a few days before and after July 14, 2022. There is a full moon July 13, so that will make the sky bright and the comet harder to see. 

Visit the Newsweek article for links to EarthSky.org with finder charts and a Virtual Telescope Project that will be showing the comet on July 14 online! 

Interested in astronomy? Consider joining up with the Pajarito Astronomers (or via their Facebook page)! 

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Other activities to consider during ScienceFest week (and beyond!)