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Discovery Day

Jul 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtually Anywhere!
Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
Mel Strong
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event

Event Description

Bradbury Science Museum presentation "Eyes on the Clouds" at their Discovery Day booth.

New Mexico is known for its spectacular skies and stunning cloud formations. Once you learn how to identify and name those clouds, the sky becomes an endless source of exploration. Whether watching Cirrus clouds while hiking or Cumulonimbus clouds from your backyard, learning just ten names can unlock the secrets to almost every cloud in the sky.

For Discovery Day 2020, the Bradbury Science Museum is hosting a virtual session on cloud watching. Museum educators will lead a video tutorial on how to identify the ten basic cloud types, as well as a few additional clouds commonly seen in New Mexico. Follow along with cloud flashcards from the Bradbury Science Museum. They will also create clouds in the museum during a live stream. At least one of the cloud experiments can be replicated at home with common materials. During the WebEx session, visitors are welcome to ask any questions they have about clouds.

One of ScienceFest’s signature events, Discovery Day is about bringing together together thousands of attendees and hundreds of local scientists, engineers, artists, and techies. It’s a full-on family-friendly, nerd extravaganza with interactive science demonstrations, tons of kid-friendly activities, virtual live music, and much, much more. 

For more information on Discovery Day, ScienceFest 2020, and other Los Alamos MainStreet events, please see the Los Alamos MainStreet webpage.