News and Articles
News and Articles
Remembering Pearl Harbor
Sunday, December 7, 2014
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor. In the attack, 8 battleships, 3 destroyers, 3 light cruisers and 4 other ships were destroyed; 293 aircraft permanently damaged; 2,403 American civilians and military personnel killed, and 1,178 wounded.
Chicago Pile-1: Ushering in the Atomic Age
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
One of the most important branches of the far-flung Manhattan Project was the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Known simply as the "Met Lab", its primary role was to design an atomic reactor, created through chain-reacting piles.
Donate to Support Atomic Heritage Foundation
Monday, December 1, 2014
For over a decade, the Atomic Heritage Foundation has led the charge to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park which may soon become a reality. Equally important, we are creating a repository of hundreds of Manhattan Project interviews online.
Thanksgiving in the Manhattan Project
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Manhattan Project workers around the country were usually not allowed to travel home for vacation - even for Thanksgiving. Top scientists had important meetings on Thanksgiving, preventing them from spending the holiday with family. The communities banded together to celebrate Thanksgiving. New traditions were begun, new friends made, and a good meal was had by all.
Remembering Veterans who worked on the Manhattan Project
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
While the Manhattan Project is typically remembered for the intellect and cunning of its scientists, the creation and delivery of the atomic bomb would not have been possible without the work of thousands of enlisted soldiers and airmen.