News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Nagasaki
Thursday, August 9, 2018
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has more than 500 interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families on “The Voices of the Manhattan Project” website. Here are some excerpts in which veterans and their family members recall and reflect on the bombing of Nagasaki.
Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Hiroshima
Monday, August 6, 2018
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has more than 500 interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website. Here are some excerpts in which veterans and their family members recall and reflect on the bombing of Hiroshima.
Veterans Remember the Trinity Test
Friday, July 13, 2018
On July 16, 1945, at 5:29 AM MT, Manhattan Project scientists conducted the world’s first atomic bomb test at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to feature dozens of audio/visual interviews with Trinity test eyewitnesses on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.
AHF Launches “Doctor Atomic Trail”
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Beginning on July 14, the Santa Fe Opera will perform composer John Adams’s Doctor Atomic. This summer’s performances mark the first time the opera is produced in New Mexico, the epicenter of the opera. Doctor Atomic concentrates on the weeks just before the July 1945 Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear weapon.
Manhattan Project Sites News - June/July 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Changes are underway at Manhattan Project sites. In Oak Ridge, the popular American Museum of Science and Energy will close its South Tulane Avenue location later this month, with plans to reopen in its new location on Main Street this fall. The current building is about 54,000 square feet and attracts about 65,000 visitors per year.
Scientist Refugees and the Manhattan Project
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
June 20 is World Refugee Day. Beginning in the 1930s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis actively persecuted Jews, those of part-Jewish descent, and political opponents, including those in prominent academic positions. As a result, many leading scientists, philosphers, and thinkers fled to the West.