Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.


In 1991, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) founded the Aging Aircraft Nondestructive Inspection Validation Center (AANC) in response to the Aviation Safety Research Act of 1988 which mandates that the FAA carry out research to develop technologies to help the aviation industry enhance the airworthiness and improve the aircraft maintenance practices of the U.S. commercial aviation industry. Today, the experts at AANC and Sandia National Laboratories continue to conduct leading-edge research at their facility at the Albuquerque International Airport.

Come to the January New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of PBS NewsHour and then join in a discussion with a scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. Discover how material science engineers are testing technology in their aging aircraft lab to enhance aviation safety.
  • Speaker: Andrea Dorado, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Date: Saturday, January 31
  • Time: 10:00am - 12noon
  • Location: Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston: 277-2396 or Online.

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


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