News and Articles
News and Articles
Atomic Time Moves to New Mexico
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Artist Jim Sanborn spent ten years investigating the Manhattan Project and collecting artifacts from the Black Hole in Los Alamos and many other sources to create a magnificent exhibit called "Atomic Time." The exhibition opened in 2003 in Washington, DC at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. As the catalogue noted, the exhibition is "pure science, pure seduction, pure art."
Alexander Guest House Restored
Monday, September 28, 2015
Good news from Oak Ridge: the Alexander Guest House has been restored to its former glory. During the Manhattan Project, leaders such as General Leslie R. Groves, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Secretary of War Henry Stimson stayed at the historic inn. After the war, it was a community landmark. But it hadn't been used since the 1990s, and the building fell into disrepair.
Birthday for the Park: November 10, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hats off! The birthday of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is now set for November 10, 2015. While the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act became law on December 21, 2014, the Act requires that the two Departments reach an agreement within a year of enactment on their respective roles in implementing the new park.
In Memoriam: Watson C. Warriner, Sr.
Monday, September 21, 2015
We are sad to report that our friend and Manhattan Project veteran Watson C. Warriner, Sr. passed away on September 17, 2015 at the age of 97. He was passionate about Manhattan Project history and preserving the sites, especially Hanford and the trains.
"Manhattan" Season One Recaps
Friday, August 28, 2015
Here is a list of our recaps of each episode of season one of WGN America's television show "Manhattan." The show portrays a fictionalized version of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. The first season focuses on Frank Winter's team as they try to develop an implosion method for a plutonium bomb, while the other scientific teams remain convinced that a "Thin Man" gun-type plutonium bomb