THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY 2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT
Our mission remains a guiding principle of the efforts of our Board of Trustees, volunteers and professional staff. The museum is a non-profit charitable corporation designated by Congress as the official nuclear museum resource for our nation. This is accomplished through presentations of exhibitions and quality educational programs conveying the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of our world.
Board of Trustees President – Alison Schuler, Esq. Vice President – Jerry Adams Secretary – Pam Sullivan Treasurer – Marcus Mims, CPA Immediate Past President – John Stichman
Trustees Ben Balkcom Karoline (Karrie) Bota Charles Crisler Dr. Damon Giovanielli Dr. Katrina Groth Dr. Michael Ha shorne Suzanne Johnson Wayne Laslie Sarah Robinson Robe Singer, Esq Michael Strizich John Tanner
Ethan Aronson Jay Bledsoe Molly Brunell Hannah Costello Tim Cro on Betsy Deiterman Leslie Fraser Sandy Fye David Gibson Jerry Hanks Thea Haver Jennifer Hayden David Hoover Eric Lo us Claudia Madrid Aspyn Maes Barbara Miller Ashleigh Olguin Ryan Painter Kyan Ramirez Michael Rodriguez Elena Seaberg Greg Shuman Jessica Tonjes Jim Walther Joyce Whelchel
Honorary Trustees Senator Pete V. Domenici (Ret.) Dr. Murray Gell-Mann Richard Rhodes
Ex Officio Jim Walther, Museum Director
Trustees Emeritus Hal Behl Dr. Robe Busch Jim Ferland Dan Hardin Charles R. Loeber Judith Mead Doug Moody Greg Morrison Richard Perry Warner Talso Brig. Gen. (Ret.) H. Tom Taylor Dr. Ruth Weiner
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History celebrates its continuing progress as a national institution making nuclear science and history accessible to tens of thousands of visitors. Through our growing offerings of camps and classes dedicated to STEM education, the museum has built on its successes in enhancing young people’s knowledge of and excitement for science. 2016 was especially notable for the completion of work on one of our largest outside displays. During this past year, staff and volunteers unde ook the challenge of repainting the huge B-52B Stratofo ress. We want to thank Jerry Hanks for his superb coordination of this immense project. The B-52 was our second “crowd-funding” a¡empt, and we succeeded in achieving our goal. Thanks to our many donors, we raised over $120,000 for the painting of this airplane. Our educational programs grew in visibility and quality as well. We continued our contracted service to the Rio Rancho School District for STEM education programming. We began a specially-prepared program to serve home school families. Our highly regarded camp programs were a¡ended by hundreds of children, signifying how well they meet the expectations of our area families. Nuclear Science Week, sta ed here in 2009, is now celebrated world-wide, in the United States and 6 other countries. We featured our second Atomic STEaM Juried Photography contest, offered a celebration of the 90th anniversary of Route 66 with the “America’s Road” exhibit, and upgraded our Uranium exhibit with a generous grant from URENCO USA. None of these transformative classes, exhibits and projects would have been possible without superb volunteers and generous donated suppo from companies and individuals in our community. A very special note of thanks again to the fine staff at J.B. Henderson Construction Co. for assistance in our effo s. We invite you to visit the museum to explore our exhibits, a¡end an event or public program and become a member or suppo er. Through your pa icipation and suppo , we can achieve our goal to make the museum the focal point for public education and appreciation of the impo ance of nuclear science and history and of STEM education in our world today. Foundation President, Alison Schuler
Museum Director, Jim Walther
“Science is Everywhere” Camps The museum marked its 19th year of summer camp in 2016, offering 21 camps for children ages 6-13. Campers dove into hands-on science through old favorites such as 'Lotions & Potions' and 'Roboquest' and made new favorites of camps like 'The Toy Factory,' 'Get Glowing' and 'Go for the Gold'. Campers had opportunities to crush cryogenically frozen flowers, learn how to ride a hovercra , make phosphorescent slime, dissect a squid and much more! The museum also continued to provide the popular singleday school break camps to students on their winter and spring vacations. New single-day camps were introduced for both winter and spring breaks, as well as Veterans Day camp, Ma in
“This was an AWESOME field trip that the students really enjoyed.”
Luther King Jr. Day camp and Presidents Day camp. During the 2015-2016 camp season, the museum welcomed over 450 singleday campers and over 350 summer campers, and museum staff look forward to seeing many of the same faces next year!
Discover STEM The museum hosted its most successful event series to date in February, 2016. During the week of February 1 through 5, 1,039 students and 194 teachers and chaperones pa icipated in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities at the museum with admission and busing generously sponsored by Lockheed Ma in/ Sandia National Laboratories. This year’s celebration of STEM featured new presenters, Krayt Lightsabers, and returning favorites such as the Air Force Research Laboratory, UNM School of Engineering and Albuquerque Rocket Society, among others. Pa icipants also had the chance to explore new hands-on activities developed with the museum education team.
A er wrapping up a successful event on Friday, the museum team set to work readying for Discover STEM Day, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. This year did not disappoint! The event, “BRAVO!! So Very hands-on sponsored by Ki land Federal Credit Union and Intel, featured 30 presenters stationed around the museum and in a tent outside and & engaging." brought in a record-breaking 1,237 visitors. Among the hands-on STEM focused exhibitors were Intel, the Society for Women Engineers and the Civil Air Patrol. The event also featured student exhibitors from Technology Leadership HS, the Magdalena School and the museum’s “AMAZING!! Loved it!!” very own Junior Docents. Even in-kind sponsors Chick-fil-A and Orbital “Informative & ATK got into the act, handing out gi cards and posters to students.
ente aining. My daughter had a blast.”
Nuclear Science Week The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s annual celebration of Nuclear Science Week met with another great success during the week of October 19-23, 2015. While other staff members a¡ended the national event off-site, the education team was busy sharing their passion for nuclear science with 887 students and 106 teachers and chaperones at the museum! Teachers from across the region applied to have their busing and admission generously covered through funding provided by Lockheed Ma in/Sandia National Laboratories. Eighteen groups were accepted, from middle school to high school. Students a¡ending the event pa icipated in eight activity stations including museum favorites ‘Radiation Shielding,’ ‘Chemistry Twister’ and ‘Geiger Counter’ stations. On Friday, to close the event, all a¡endees were led into the Periodic Hall for a mass ‘balloon fission’ chain reaction, simulating the chain reaction of Uranium 235 atoms inside the core of a nuclear reactor with balloons modeling neutrons. The museum was thrilled to have so many students actively pa icipate in the event!
“Far exceeded my expectations. Tours are educational, engaging & interactive. Excellent job.” “All of the activities were very interesting. This museum rocks!!” “There was something for everyone, including teachers.”
Homeschool Programs The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s relationship with the homeschool community continued to grow in 2016, as programming opportunities expanded into once-monthly offerings. Developed for families of homeschooled children 5-15 years of age, museum educators piloted new programs like ‘Chemistry and Intrigue’ and partnered with local businesses such as Krayt Sabers to deliver a range of educational opportunities for attendees. In September, homeschool families were once again invited to the museum to participate in eight separate classes. One hundred and thirteen students accepted the invitation. The science covered in these 60-minute classes ran the gamut from utilizing tools to detect objects of different temperatures in an espionage exercise to the use of materials and methods to create plaster bandage masks. The museum is gearing up to offer more programs monthly through the academic year and is excited to include homeschool students in all the other annual events.
The museum’s educational outreach activities touched thousands of people throughout the year at a number of events. These events took place away from the museum and reached an audience that might not have had the ability otherwise see the museum. These events and locations included Cherry Hills Library, the Big Brothers Big Sisters STEM Fair, Intel Children’s Winter Carnival, SAMS Academy STEM Night, E.J. Martinez Elementary School (Santa Fe, NM) “Careers and Curiosity in Math and Science STEM Event,” NM MESA Day in Las Vegas, NM , STEM Day at Georgia O’Keefe Elementary School, Sandia National Laboratories Bring your Child to Work Day, Stem Fiesta @ Explora, Cold War Patriots in Espanola, Enchanted Air Fly-In, Cub Scout Adventure Day and more.
Rio Rancho Outreach
The museum’s Education team was excited to renew its contract with Rio Rancho Public Schools’ S.A.F.E. (Students Achieving for Excellence) after-school program for the 2016-2017 academic year after a successful launch in 2015. Joined by a ‘super squad’ of museum educational volunteers, Frank Buethe, Jose Juvera and Charlie Zaffery, museum educator David Gibson made weekly trips to select Rio Rancho elementary schools to deliver informal educational science programs. During their visits, the team expressed their passion for science education through hands-on science activities and demonstrations with a group of approximately 35-60 students. Students gained a greater appreciation for the science all around them, as the team introduced them to such science concepts as fluorescence, air pressure, chemical changes and static electricity.
Junior Docent Program
The Junior Docent program, under the mentorship of Education Enrichment Coordinator, Thea Haver, and Museum Educator, David Gibson, continued to thrive in 2016. For the first year on record, Junior Docents returned to continue their pa icipation a second year, allowing the museum education staff to build upon the skills they gained in their first year and introduce them to more involved and challenging scientific concepts, materials and safety lessons. Ten students took pa in the program beginning in August, 2015. Junior Docents in their first year experimented with air pressure, while those in their second year learned how to ignite combustion reactions. Over the course of the year, they pe®ormed their demonstrations for 991 visitors at the museum, gaining confidence in key career skills through public speaking, communication and materials handling. Three outstanding Junior Docents were selected to pe®orm for the museum’s 2016 fundraising Einstein Gala event, Rosalind Nguyen, Faith Varoz and Caleb Bock - all second-year Junior Docent volunteers. Led by the museum education team and peer mentor, returning Junior Docent and former gala presenter Dominic Torres, the three students brought a chill over the audience with their demonstration of a liquid nitrogen cloud explosion. The students also took an active role in scripting the demonstration, encouraging them to use creative writing skills in character and comedy to engage the gala audience. In September, 2016, the program welcomed eight new Junior Docents to the team, along with two secondyear, and two third-year students.
Museum Junior Docents from le : Caleb Bock, Rosalind Nguyen and Faith Varoz
Science on Tap “Science on Tap” was hosted for its fou h year, presenting a series of informal talks at local breweries and restaurants on a wide range of topics in science and technology. “Science on Tap” is a collaboration between numerous science and engineering depa ments at the University of New Mexico, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum of Albuquerque. The goals of “Science on Tap” are to bring science to the public, to increase public awareness and pride in the research accomplishments of local scientists and to provide local science enthusiasts a fun and unique venue for meeting and interacting with one another. This event welcomed just under 400 guests in 2015-2016.
Special Thank You to Our Interns This past year brought two wonde®ul students to the museum as interns. These two dynamic young women were Nekeisha Johnson (Nikki), a student from New Mexico Tech studying mathematics and physics, and Molly Backes, a master’s program student studying creative writing from the University of Iowa. Nikki worked diligently this summer with a focus to help museum exhibit planning effo s, as museum staff hope to one day present a very complex exhibit topic about the standard model of physics. Called “Keys to the Cosmos,” this exhibit will include concepts such as E=mc2, relativity, quantum theory and mysteries such as dark ma¡er and dark energy, among others. To successfully plan this complex exhibit, Nikki designed, created and implemented a survey questionnaire to help determine what the public already knew about this topic. Molly, who came from Iowa to intern with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, focused on research, learning about historical aspects of life in Los Alamos during the early years. Her objective was to prepare for a novel that told the story of four generations of women at Los Alamos. Molly, an already published author, was able to look at a large amount of museum material that helped her to understand the context of that specific timeframe. Both Nikki and Molly were huge assets to the museum during their internships, assisting with educational programs, museum events and overall promotion of the museum. It is with great pride museum staff, board and volunteers wish them the best of luck in their continued studies and bright futures.
EXHIBITS & COLLECTIONS The Museum catalogued 760 new items into the collection. Highlights of the collection included a leather briefcase from Edward W. Lavery, which belonged to Brigadier General James C. Marshall during the Manha¡an Project, 137 items from the family of Leslie G. Hawkins, who worked with Norris Bradbury during the Manha¡an Project, 71 items from the son of Charles A. Kubler Sr. Lt Col USAF (Ret) who flew B-52 0013 during nuclear tests, 234 items from the family of Major General David V. Miller, USAF (Ret) who flew in the 6th Reconnaissance Group during WWII, Flight suits and flying gear from the family of Command Pilot Fred Kruzel, the last pilot assigned to our B-52 aircra , and a Jon-Co. Products Co. Atomic Energy Circus from George Vavra.
Atomic STEaM Photography Show The 2nd Annual “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” was a success, accepting 137 photographs from individuals from all over the nation. Any individual, from a professional photographer to a student with a camera phone, was invited to submit a photograph to the juried competition with the hope to not only win a cash prize but to also have their work on display at the Museum. All photographs submi¡ed related in some way to overall theme of science, technology, engineering, a or mathematics, and they were all open to interpretation by the photographer.
Coyote Moon by Ron Schwa z
Colors of Night by Knate Myers
Crop Geometry by Harriet Neal
Constant Transformation by W. Gary Rivera
Photographs were accepted online in the spring and summer of 2015, and eighty photographs were chosen by the jurors to be displayed at the Museum. The “Atomic STEaM Photography Show” was on display to the public in November and December of 2015, hosting 6,520 visitors. Winners were announced at the November 6 special preview reception, and every award was given to an Albuquerque resident. First place went to Steve Allen for his photo titled “Listening to the Cosmos.” Second place went to W. Gary Rivera for his photo titled “Angular Momentum.” Third place went to Bob Fugate for his photo titled “Solar Symmetry.” Honorable Mention was given to three individuals also from Albuquerque, Christopher Hains for his photo titled “Antimonide Tiles,” Kat Richter-Sand of for her photo titled “Blue Moon Plasma Jet” and Yesenia Perez Gonzalez for her photo titled “Transition.”
Infinite Possibilities by W. Gary Rivera
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity: The Higher You Are, The Faster You Age. by Lan Huynh
Art of the Reactor
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosted “Art of the Reactor,” a special art exhibit that welcomed 12,981 visitors and was on display January 30 through April 24, 2016. Displayed on the walls of the museum’s 1,500 square foot temporary exhibit hall were 40 large, extremely high-quality, exploded schematics of nuclear reactor systems. With the goal to simplify the basic systems of a modern nuclear reactor, the brightly colored and easy to read illustrations allowed even the most non-technical visitors an opportunity to better understand the inner workings of a reactor. The museum hosted this art show with creativity, color and fun experiences in mind. Interactive and engaging opportunities were available for visitors of all ages, as art stations were set up for guests to draw and create their own reactor illustrations. Visitors were also invited to have their artwork on display in the museum for other visitors to enjoy. Sponsors for “Art of the Reactor” included Albert I. Pierce Foundation, Micronet Solutions, Jerry Adams and Idaho National Laboratory.
America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66 The summer of 2016 marked one of the most popular special exhibitions to date, when the museum hosted “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66,” welcoming 25,141 visitors to celebrate the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road. This temporary exhibit was on display May 14 through September 25, 2016. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History collaborated with the Albuquerque Museum for the 90th anniversary of the the world’s most famous street, providing visitors with a very southwest story of Route 66 at the Albuquerque Museum and a broader picture of the road “from Chicago to LA” at the Nuclear Museum. Visitors of the exhibit at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History experienced a geographical and historical tour of the iconic highway to better understand its role as a major pathway for those who migrated west and the communities it helped support. Keystone artifacts included an original Ford Mustang as well as images of classic service stations, motor courts, cafes, public art and more. Sponsors for “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66” include our Premier Sponsor, Route
66 Casino Hotel, Pam Sullivan, Jerry Adams and Douglas Peterson Investments.
Restoration of the B-52B Stratofortress In the spring and summer of 2016, the historic B-52B Stratofortress, serial number 52-0013, one of only a few B-models left in existence and one of only four in the world on display for public viewing, was the focus of a special initiative within “Operation Preservation” – the multi-year campaign to repaint and refurbish the iconic aircraft in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s 9-acre outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park. This aircraft is known as Albuquerque’s airplane, as it was delivered directly from Boeing to Kirtland in 1955, and it was never assigned to another Air Force base in all its existence. The museum’s B-52B Stratofortress was used for atomic testing in the Pacific during Operation Redwing, 1956, and Operation Dominic, 1962. It remains the only B-52B in existence that has dropped an atomic bomb dropped during testing. When the Limited Nuclear Test Ban treaty was signed in 1963, Albuquerque’s B-52B, serial number 52-0013, was removed from the roster and was later delivered to the museum, formerly known as the National Atomic Museum, in 1971. Restoration of the B-52B began in April of 2016 under the supervision of Major Jerry Hanks, Project Manager, with help from 50 volunteers who contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours. Funding
for this behemoth project was received from supporters and entities with personal ties to the museum and the historic aircraft. Museum staff and volunteers also launched an ambitious campaign through Indiegogo – an online funding platform for creative projects, directly supported by individuals who pledge money – that took place April 1 through May 1, 2016, to purchase the paint for the restoration. Since the surface area of this behemoth aircraft took up over 2/3 of an acre, the museum aimed to raise half of the total $120,000 needed to restore the airplane. Through Indiegogo and donations given directly to the museum during the time of the campaign, the museum successfully raised over $66,000 to start the project. Completion of this outdoor exhibit for visitor viewing took place in September of 2016. A dedication ceremony for the restored B-52B was held at the museum on October 13, 2016, hosting over 100 attendees. Support for this project came from a number of individuals and organizations, and a very special thanks goes to the B-52B Restoration $20,000 Supporter, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; $10,000 Supporter, Cheryl and Dave Johnson, In Honor of Laura and Jerrold Trim; and $5,000 Supporter, The Ferland Family Foundation.
Peacekeeper Missile During the summer of 2016, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History also completed the restoration of its Peacekeeper Missile, the United States Air Force’s most powerful, accurate and technologically advanced Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) deterrent from 1986 to 2005. Under the supervision of Major Jerry Hanks, Project Manager, with the help from museum staff and volunteers, restoration was completed in the fall of 2016, and a dedication ceremony was held at the museum on November 17, 2016. In-kind supporters included JB Henderson Construction Co., USAF Space Center, Precision Fabrication, Insight Construction and Chavez Concrete. Sponsors for this restoration include Orbital ATK and the Association of Air Force Missileers.
tirelessly contributed over 2,500 hours to the museum.
Our Volunteers The museum’s volunteers are a dedicated crew of current and retired professionals with vast experience and education; most of whom have careers in nuclear weapons, nuclear energy or nuclear transportation industries. The museum’s most visible volunteers are found on the museum floor guiding tours and educational groups through the exhibits, giving over 7,000 hours educating the public over the past year. Many other volunteers put their talents and skills to use in areas throughout the museum. Volunteers assisted collections and curatorial staff with record-keeping, research and artifact storage, and they routinely cleaned exhibit housings on the exhibit floor. Others assisted the administrative, finance, education, development and marketing staff behind the scenes. Volunteers helped the exhibits team construct, paint, repair and maintain exhibits and even dismantled and packed away temporary exhibits. One group cared for museum landscaping and helped maintain the grounds, spending countless hours pulling weeds and raking unwanted vegetation from the front easement to present a pleasing entryway. These volunteers
Volunteers were involved in special events at the museum throughout the year, and many contributed to outreach programs that took place away from the museum. Museum youth volunteers gave over 2,800 hours of service through camps and junior docent programs, as well as community and museum events. The volunteers who gave their time and talents to Operation Preservation filled a special niche in the volunteer ranks. This group of individuals contributed over 1,800 hours this year performing difficult work in all types of weather to preserve the planes, missiles and rockets in Heritage Park. Their tireless work made the planes look runway-ready. It is astounding to note 355 museum volunteers contributed over 15,000 hours in the past fiscal year.
Volunteers Honored with Highest Awards Every June, museum staff and Board of Directors honor museum volunteers with a picnic at Isotopes Park, followed by America’s pastime:
watching a baseball game. This is an informal way to have a fun time outside of the museum and spend some relaxed hours with our volunteers. In December, museum volunteers are honored at the annual Volunteer Holiday Appreciation Dinner where they are celebrated for their achievements and accomplishments in the previous year. Each volunteer invited to the celebration has contributed 50 hours or more to the museum over the previous year, making this a gathering of dedicated individuals.
Pictured above from left: Jeff Mahn, D. Ellett, Terry Leighley, George Vavra, Charlie Schmidt, , Jose Juvera, Tom St. Aubin, Hal Behl, Charlie Zaffery, Duane Hughes
Also presented that evening are the Outstanding Student Award and the Maydew-Jeblick Award, the highest honors for museum volunteers. The Outstanding Student Award is presented to a student who has made a lasting impact on the museum through volunteer service. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in a high school or post-secondary educational institution. The award is based on impact and breadth of service, interest in science or education and consistency of commitment. The 2015 Outstanding Student Award recipient was Faith Varoz. The Maydew-Jeblick Award began in 2001 as a memorial to former volunteers Randall C. Maydew and Harold Jeblick, and it is presented annually to recognize an outstanding volunteer. The award is based on impact and breadth of service, support and promotion of the museum, consistency of commitment, duration of service and cumulative years of service. The 2015 Maydew-Jeblick Award recipient was Jose Juvera.
Pictured above from left: Jose Juvera, Jeff Mahn, Terry Leighley, Tom St. Aubin, Milo Myers, Jeri Loeber, Charlie Zaffery, Harry Mumma, D. Ellett
Attendance at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History reached 58,174 in the fiscal year of 2015
Nuclear Science Week 2015
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international, broadly observed celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. In 2015, NSW was recognized for the sixth year on October 19-23, 2015, and the NSW “Big Event” took place October 22-24, 2015, in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the week, educators, students, employers and the community participated in an international recognition of how nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans - and the world. Activities during the week were intended to build awareness of the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day. Through an incredibly successful social media campaign, headed by the museum’s graphic design and social media expert, Kyan Ramirez, Nuclear Science Week 2015 hit 3.7 million impressions; making this the most successful social media outreach initiative to date. Sponsors included Albert I. Pierce Foundation, the American Museum of Science & Energy, the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section of ANS, the East Tennessee Chapter of Health Physics Society, Idaho National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, The Muse Knoxville, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, UT-Battelle Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORAU, Provision Proton Therapy Center, Strata G and U.S. Women in Nuclear Oak Ridge Chapter.
19th Annual Einstein Gala
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosted the 19th Annual Einstein Gala, New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year, on March 19, 2016, welcoming over 300 attendees and raising almost $30,000. The Museum’s largest fundraising event introduced intricate science experiments performed by museum junior volunteers, a unique silent auction, dinner among some of the most brilliant minds in science, local entertainment throughout the evening and an opportunity to honor an exceptional individual with the 2016 National Award of Nuclear Science & History. The National Award of Nuclear Science & History - celebrating the wide scope of achievement and commitment to furthering scientific endeavors made by individuals in areas of leadership, technology, government, energy and education - was awarded to Barry Siegel, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a member of the University’s Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. Proceeds from the Einstein Gala fundraising event helped support the museum’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educational programs for K-12 students as well as professional development workshops for science and math teachers. The 2016 Einstein Gala also welcomed a special group of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) students and teachers through the generous sponsorship of Hal Behl and Judith Mead, Museum Foundation Trustees Emeriti. The 19th Annual Einstein Gala was sponsored by Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and URENCO, USA.
Caleb Bock, Museum Junior Docent, performing a liquid nitrogen experiment at the 2016 Einstein Gala
Charles and Jerilynn Loeber, Einstein Society Members and Board Trustee Emeritus
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival Tradition and the pe®orming a s collided in an exciting display of music, dancing and mesmerizing hands-on activities on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s 20th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival. The Museum, in pa nership with the Sandia National Laboratories Asian Leadership Outreach Commi¡ee, welcomed 685 visitors to the event that celebrated the cultural ancestry, native languages and unique experiences represented among ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific. Each year, the event commi¡ee works hard to choose pe®ormers who represent different cultures among the Asian community. Due to the plethora of talented and diverse pe®ormers within the Albuquerque area, each annual event presents a new and unique perspective of individual cultures and traditions. On this special day, museum visitors were treated to pe®ormances that included Chinese ma ial a s, Thai dancing, Okinawa dancing, Japanese Taiko drumming as well as food sampling and hands-on activities that included origami, brush painting and calligraphy.
Movie Under the Wings The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History welcomed 462 guests to enjoy “Movie Under the Wings,” a unique outdoor movie event in the museum’s Heritage Park where visitors viewed the iconic movie, Top Gun, and had the oppo unity to sit inside the museum’s newly restored F-16 Fighting Falcon for a once in a lifetime oppo unity on June 18, 2016. “Movie Under the Wings” also provided family-friendly activities and local ente ainment before the movie began, an oppo unity to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks and the oppo unity to independently tour the Museum. All admissions and concession sales raised from this special event went directly to “Operation Preservation: The Campaign to Restore the Airplanes in Heritage Park.”
Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History invited the public to Lockheed Martin’s Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus event, a family experience that provided the opportunity to “travel” to Mars in a virtual reality bus that took over 1,000 visitors on a tour along the surface of the Red Planet on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, 2016. This Mars Experience – built to replicate 200 square miles of the Martian landscape - was designed and created by Lockheed Martin and will be traveling the nation to bring the science of space into science centers, museums and classrooms across America. Riders experienced this one-of-a-kind drive over the Martian landscape in the first virtual reality vehicle designed to inspire the next generation of students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Facility Rental Program The summer of 2016 was one of the busiest to date for the museum, hosting 128 events for 5,284 people throughout this fiscal year. With over 3,074 square feet of venue space, the museum hosted everything from corporate meetings and dinner parties to wedding receptions and birthday parties. The Facility Rental Program is continually growing both financially and creatively. The museum as a venue for special events has been actively present online through various venue directories, engaging the target audience and creating numerous leads. The dynamic of each event that is hosted at the museum is what sparks the interest of many. The museum’s Special Event Coordinator, Claudia Madrid, not only organizes the birthday celebration or retirement party, she also arranges private tours and truly welcomes guests to experience the full adventure of the history of nuclear science. The museum staff are very excited for the future of the rental program and what it has to offer those in need of a unique and artistic space.
The Museum Store A 1956 Atomic Energy Commission Jeep from the museum’s collection now sits front and center in the remodeled Up ‘N’ Atom Museum store. The museum’s in-house custom design project was completed in 2016, combining elements from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s past with a new design for the museum’s brand. The Up ‘N’ Atom rocket, the wall décor that was once the focal point in the the museum store when it was located in Old Town, was hung up, displaying its newly added, handcra ed neon. A er enlisting the expe ise of the museum’s Graphic Designer and Exhibits Technician for the overall design and new custom shelving, the store staff completed the project, making dozens of balsa wood planes and wiring glass bo¡les to be hung from the ceiling. This has been a successful year in the store, with sales exceeding those of last year. And, the most popular selling items continue to be those with the museum logo.
TOTAL ASSETS TOTAL LIABILITIES
EXPENSES MANAGEMENT GENERAL MUSEUM PROGRAMS EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP FUNDRAISING
$320,866 $328,016 $1,298,550 $182,841 $67,864 $137,783
REVENUE PUBLIC SUPPORT PRIVATE SUPPORT EARNED SUPPORT
$267,000 $223,145 $1,214,514
$5,000.00 - $500,000.00
Einstein Society Members Curie Level
Bruce Boecker Genelia E. Boenig Hal Behl Michael F. Hartshorne, MD & Lida Crooks Karoline Bota & Kevin Broderick Katrina Groth & John H. Burke Duane L. Hughes Donald & Mina Carnicom Ronald Knief & Pamela Hurd-Knief Bill & Irma Caskey Judith W. Mead Flora Chavez Judith Muldawer Milo & Ellen Myers Paul Clark J. Stephen & Lee Rottler Charles Crisler John D. Shaw & Janice Lehmann- Shaw Ronald & Faye Detry Michael & Caroline Strizich Dan & Susan Dunne Pamela J. Sullivan D. Maxwell & Ruth Ellett Keith & Shirley Tolk Daniel English William & Jacklyn Flor J. Arthur Freed Frank & Rose Gasperich David Gay & Tanner Gay L Wayne & Leanne Brasure W Gaynor Michael R. Clager Evelyn Wienecke & Oscar George Leonard & Patricia Duda William Gordon Elizabeth H. Forbes Roger & Donna Hagengruber Joseph N. Harper K. Dan & Vicky Hardin Roger & Barbara Hartman Charles & Jerilynn Loeber Lee & Betty Higbie Marcus Mims Donald R. Holle Bruce R Robinson John P Johnson Alison K. Schuler & Ted Schuler-Sandy Augustine R. Letto & Mary Letto John & Kristine Stichman Patrick Lofy Warner Talso John & Kathy Matter Arthur Tryon Susanna J. Maydew Dave Bailey & Donese Mayfield Kenneth Mayhorn Mike McGuire Jerry Adams Robert & Suzanne Meyer Robert & Suzanne Busch Carla Miller Laurence (Larry) & Priscilla Costin Ronald L. Miller James W. Culpepper Greg Morrison Damon & Ellie Giovanielli John A. Pitcher Alexander & Rebecca Kenny Jai Prasad Wayne Laslie Byron Ristvet Andrew & Deborah Rogulich Kirk & Judy Schnoebelen John F. Freund & Anne Freund Ross Joyce Scott H. Tom & Ingeborg Taylor Greg & Mona Shuman George R. Vavra Tony Sill James & Celeste Walther Robert Singer Wendell D. Weart Lyle H. Talbot Dan & Jennifer Talso Jackalie Blue & Andrew Tompkins Janusz & Brahna Wilczynski Anthony Androsky Richard & Zanier Vivian David N. Becker William & Ann Zolin
Jerry Adams Albert I. Pierce Foundation The Ferland Family Foundation Idaho National Laboratory Dave & Cheryl Johnson Kirtland Federal Credit Union Lockheed Martin/ Sandia National Laboratories Orbital ATK The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Clay Perkins & Dorothy Perkins John & Kristine Stichman URENCO, USA Vanguard Charitable
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