The Graphite Reactor, the world’s first continuously operated nuclear reactor, is one of the stops on the Department of Energy’s bus tour in Oak Ridge.
The U.S. Department of Energy has expanded its tour season from three to nine months, with bus tours to continue this year through November. In the future, the tour season will be March through November, a DOE spokeswoman said.
Bus tours currently are available three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and will continue on that schedule through May. For June-August, the bus tours will be available daily, Monday through Friday, with plans to continue three days a week in September and October, and twice a week for November. Continue reading →
The Friends of ORNL and Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association will hold a joint public forum on historic preservation efforts at K-25 on March 12 at the American Museum of Science and Energy. The meeting is free and open to the public and begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and the program at 6.
Members of the winning Science Bowl team from Farragut Middle School poses with the championship banner. From left, Coach Mary Sue Pruitt, Xuewei Li, William Hong, Erika Yang, and Daniel Zetterberg. (Department of Energy photo/Lynn Freeny)Continue reading →
The East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl will be held Saturday (Feb. 7) at the Oak Ridge campus of Roane State Community College. Student teams from 12 area middle schools are expected to compete in the math and science event. Participating teams will come from Blount Home Education Association, Cedar Bluff Middle School, Cedar Springs Homeschool, Concord Christian School, Farragut Middle School, Jefferson Middle School, Norris Middle School, Oliver Springs Middle School, Powell Middle School, St. Mary’s School, Trinity Christian Academy, and Webb School of Knoxville.
The close of 2014 brings back many memories of news events gone by, but there’s always the anticipation of what’s to come in the New Year. I like that. Thanks to all the loyal readers at Atomic City Underground and please stay tuned in 2015. Cheers.
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge office will hold a Veterans Day program at 10 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 6) at the American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 S. Tulane Ave. The hour-long program is open to Oak Ridge employees and the public.
There will be performances by the Oak Ridge Celebration Choir and Lloyd Jones, and a recognition of veterans. The event will conclude with the sounding of “Taps” by USMC Retired Master Sergeant Maurice Park. The program will feature keynote speaker Lindsay M. Long, a Marine Corps veteran, pictured left.
Lee Curtis, director of program development and legislative liaison at the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, will be the guest speaker at a Thursday meeting — the fourth in a series — on the future of the American Museum of Science and Energy. Continue reading →
Talking the other day with Alexandra Levy, program manager with Atomic Heritage Foundation, she said she was “cautiously optimistic” about passage of legislation that would create the multi-site (Los Alamos, Hanford and Oak Ridge) Manhattan Project National Historical Park. She said that mirrors the feedback from congressional staffers with insight. Continue reading →
Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay and the last surviving member of the mission that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, is shown here at the American Museum of Science and Energy during a June 9, 2000 visit to Oak Ridge. (Department of Energy photo/Lynn Freeny)
Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew that delivered the atomic bomb and dropped it on Hiroshima, Japan, died earlier this week in Stone Mountain, Ga., at age 93. His death has brought forth numerous reports on his life and, of course, the unending debate about the use of the bomb to help end World War II.
The city of Oak Ridge and the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation are co-sponsoring a community meeting on Thursday to discuss the operations of the museum and its future. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium.
According to information provided by the city, registration and light refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading →