Los Alamos ScienceFest

In recognition of the Manhattan Project and the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Site test, the eighth annual ScienceFest in Los Alamos is themed “Secret City Unlocked.” Following are some key events planned for ScienceFest. For more events, visit www.losalamossciencefestival.com.

Wednesday, July 15

7 p.m.: The festival opens with Zulu Dancers and a South African Dance Party at Ashley Pond, followed by a screening of Back to the Future.

Thursday, July 16

4:30 a.m.: The 70th anniversary “Dawn of a new Era” program includes live tweeting of diary entries of a meteorologist who witnessed the actual test at the exact time the test occurred 70 years ago. Tweets can be read as they happen at: @losalamosmuseum.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Historic tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 and 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Meet at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row.

5:30-7 p.m.: “Science on Tap: From Trinity to Artificial Joints” will be presented at UnQuarked Wine Bar, 145 Central Park Square, by Nathaniel Morgan of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Friday, July 17

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Historic tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 and 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Meet at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row.

9:30 a.m-4 p.m.: Remembering Jack Aeby exhibit at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Aeby was a Manhattan Project worker who created the only high-quality color photograph of the detonation of at Trinity Site. He died in June at his home in La Mesilla.

1 p.m., 4 p.m.: Sunrise at Otowi Bridge: The Life and Times of Edith Warner, a 25-minute stage play about Edith Warner, the nearest neighbor of the Manhattan Project; Los Alamos Little Threatre, 1670 Nectar St.

3-7 p.m.: “Secret City Stories — Unlocked” will be presented at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. Nancy Bartlit will speak at 3 p.m. on how “New Mexico helped shorten World War II”; John Hunner at 4 p.m. on “Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age”; Ellen Bradbury Reid at 5 p.m. on the “Second Atomic Bomb”; and John Coster-Mullen at 6 p.m. on “Little Boy, Fat Man and Nuclear Archaeology.”

Saturday, July 18

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Historic tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 2 and 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Meet at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

1 p.m., 4 p.m.: Sunrise at Otowi Bridge: The Life and Times of Edith Warner at the Los Alamos Little Threatre.

9:30 a.m-4 p.m.: Remembering Jack Aeby exhibit at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Festival Day at Ashley Pond, with the release of new apps, actors in costume, a drone competition, music, science demonstrations and spy activities.

Sunday, July 19

Noon-1 p.m.: Rocket launch; visit www.losalamossciencefestival.com for more details.

Bombing anniversary conference

The Rev. John Dear is organizing a two-day conference on nonviolence. The conference is sold out, but the events will be broadcast live at campaignnoviolence.org.

9-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7: Conference opens at the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe with a nonviolence training workshop with Ken Butigan and Veronica Pelicaric.

7 p.m.: A keynote address by the civil rights leader the Rev. James Lawson.

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8: Address by Erica Chenoweth, author of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. Talks by peace activists Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink; the Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus; Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center; Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico; Marian Naranjo of Honor Our Pueblo Existence from Santa Clara Pueblo; Beata Tsosie-Peña from Tewa Women United; Butigan, director of Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence.

Commemorations in Los Alamos

Thursday, Aug. 6: Hundreds are expected to gather 2-4 p.m. at Ashley Pond and walk up Trinity Drive toward the national laboratory, carrying peace signs. They will return to Ashley Pond for a nuclear disarmament rally.

Sunday, Aug. 9: The anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing will be observed at 11 a.m. at Ashley Pond.