The Nuclear Option

Nuclear power plants



Februrary Science Café:

THE NUCLEAR OPTION

Saturday, February 25
10:00am-12noon
National Nuclear Museum of Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd SE at Southern Blvd
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Five years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are still struggling to control the crisis. Despite the catastrophe, there is a new generation of nuclear engineers looking for ways to reinvent nuclear technology. What were the lessons learned from Fukushima and is it possible to build a safe nuclear future?

Come to the February New Mexico PBS Science Café, watch a segment of NOVA The Nuclear Option and join a discussion with Dr. Matthew Denman, Risk and Reliability Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Denman will discuss Sandia’s contributions to the next generation of nuclear power.

Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston at 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org. Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Be more curious…be more amazed…come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café
New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Lab/Lockheed Martin.
 

Featured image photo by By Jiří Sedláček (Creative Commons)

Black History Month programs



New Mexico PBS is honoring Black History Month with a full slate of related programs throughout the month of February. The shows will cover a broad range of subjects, from history and politics to pop culture and the arts.

See the full list of shows here



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Science Café: Wind Energy in the U.S.

Wind farm



January Science Café:

Wind Energy in the U.S.

Saturday, January 28
10:00am-12noon
UNM Continuing Education Bldg, Room C
1634 University Blvd. NE

NOTE: this event is now SOLD OUT



In the U.S. today, wind power has grown to account for about five percent of all electricity generation. Wind plants now operating in 40 states and several states are producing over 20% of their electricity from wind. Further, a $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes this renewable energy technology out to sea and has become the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.

Come to the January New Mexico PBS Science Café, watch a segment of PBS NewsHour and join a discussion with Josh Paquette, Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Wind Energy Technologies at Sandia National Laboratories. Paquette will discuss trends in wind energy along with Sandia’s development of innovative turbine blades they hope will expand land-based and offshore wind farms in the United States and the world.


Be more curious…be more amazed…come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café
New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Lab/Lockheed Martin.



Featured image by Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pueblo Bonito: A Special Re-broadcast

Pueblo Bonito

NM PBS will re-air our award winning episode of ¡COLORES! about one of New Mexico’s great architectural and cultural treasures, Pueblo Bonito. The show also features musician Regina Carter, the making of a mandala by Buddhist monks from India, and Grammy-winning musician Daniel Ho. The piece will air on New Mexico in Focus on Friday December 30th at 7pm and then on ¡COLORES! on Saturday January 7th at 4pm. The show is also available for viewing online through PBS Video here, as well as on our website (see below).

See more information about the NMiF show here.

See more information about the ¡COLORES! show here.