Nuclear Museum Annual Report 2019-2020

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REPORT 2019 - 2020


Our mission remains a guiding principle of the efforts of our Board of Trustees, volunteers, and professional staff. The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation designated by Congress as the official nuclear museum resource for our nation. The mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is to serve as America’s museum resource for nuclear science and history. 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 & STAFF Executive Committee

Trustees Emeritus

Wayne Laslie

Marcus Mims, CPA Michael Hartshorne, MD Hal Behl Dan Hardin Judith Mead Greg Morrison Alison Schuler, Esq. Pam Sullivan Warner Talso James (Jim) Ferland John Shaw


Abdiel Ramirez Vice President

Ben Balkcom, CPA Treasurer

Toni Hiley Secretary

Jerry Adams

Immediate Past President Trustees

Raffi Andonian Dr. Sandra Biedron Dr. Robert Busch Erin Chisolm Aleli Colon Dr. Joanna Fair Dr. Gregg Franklin Dr. Damon Giovanielli Dr. Katrina Groth Dave Jansen Zabrina Johal Madison Jones, J.D., M.B.A. Dr. Tim Koeth Michael McLaughlin Dr. Chris Perfetti Michael Rogholt Elisha Saavedra-Torres Robert Singer, Esq. Dr. John Stichman

Executive Staff Jim Walther Museum Executive Director

Jennifer Hayden Deputy Director & Director of Communications

Administration, Finance & Store Elena Seaberg Director of Finance & Administration

Stephen Whitman Administrative Coordinator

Molly Brunell

Commercial Operations Buyer

Michael Rodriguez Weekend Supervisor

Barbara Miller Store Staff

Austin Ozolins Store Staff

Alaric Bender Store Staff

Education Staff Lisa Guida Director of Education

David Gibson

Curatorial Staff

Museum Educator

Sandy Fye

Education Coordinator

Collections Coordinator & Registrar

Anna Part Digital Content Coordinator

Linda Anderson

Exhibitions & Facilities Ryan Painter Director of Exhibits & Facilities

Development Staff

Michael Brock

Honorary Trustees

Leslie Fraser

Marcos Castillo

Director of Development

Security Guard

Clay K. Perkins Richard Rhodes William Wabbersen

Julie Dolegowski

Tom Richards

Membership & Events Associate

Heritage Park Restoration Coordinator

Olivia Gannon

Facility Operations Coordinator

Grant Writer

In Memoria Trustees Pete Domenici • Charles Loeber • Harry Mumma • Murray Gell-Mann • Doug Moody

LETTER FROM THE FOUNDATION The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History continues exciting progress as an institution making nuclear science and history accessible to tens of thousands of visitors. Through our many programs and exhibitions, and our growing group of enrichment camps and classes, our museum has been very successful in enhancing young people’s knowledge and excitement of science and STEM education. Our expanding digital content through our partnership of Atomic Heritage Foundation also continues to be a highlight. As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any before due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its profound and lasting effect on this museum and many other cultural institutions around the world. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History closed to the public for five and a half months, shifting much of our programming to online services. The result of the decrease in attendance, events, tourism travel, and summer-camp programming caused a ripple effect in our finances. As a result, the museum was forced to reduce its staff size and greatly restrict museum spending in order to stabilize operations. We ended 2020 with the stance of limited open visitation, enhanced cleaning, and socially distant visitation. Though this presented a huge obstacle for our museum’s staff, volunteers, and board of trustees, we continue to look to the future where we plan to not only grow but also thrive. We remain committed to the program of growth that has been undertaken, including projects such as the “The Museum Artifact Center” and “Peacekeeper Memorial” that we look forward to constructing as funds are raised. We are also very proud of the incredibly successful tenth annual Nuclear Science Week – an international observance created by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in 2009 – that was held in Washington D.C. in 2019, as it placed the museum in a prominent spotlight, allowing us to successfully go virtual in 2020. It is our exceptional programs such as this, Discover STEM Week, science camps, and other initiatives that allow us to effectively promote our mission to our community and the world. It is our goal to provide our community with the most inclusive and welcoming venue to learn about the Atomic Age through intriguing collections, phenomenal exhibitions, and stellar programming. As the world’s repository for our nation’s collective memory of nuclear knowledge, we invite individuals of all backgrounds to visit, explore, and even consider becoming a museum member. It is through the spirit of collaboration that we achieve our goals, and your involvement can make this a reality.

Wayne Laslie, Foundation President 2

Jim Walther, Executive Director


NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK, ALBUQUERQUE The museum’s education staff and volunteer docents celebrated Nuclear Science Week in October 2019 and were joined by over 700 students in grades 6-12. The generous donations from Sandia National Laboratories allowed the museum to offer transportation and educational programs to these Albuquerque area students. They explored nuclear science using balloons to mimic a fission reaction, learned to identify radiation with Geiger counters, explored nuclear medicine with a radioactive tracer activity, and went back in time with a tour of the Manhattan Project.



DISCOVER STEM DAY & WEEK Discover STEM Day brought over 991 excited family members to the museum on Saturday, February 8. The museum staff was joined by many local businesses and community partners who offered over 30 STEM activities and exhibitions. It was an honor to be joined by Sandia National Labs, Explora Museum, SMASH Studio Recycled Art bus, Quelab, UNM Engineering, the Aerospace Corporation, Timmy Telescope, and many more. A visitor favorite continues to be liquid nitrogen ice cream! Add in music performed with Tesla Coils, food trucks, outdoor displays and activities on N-Vision Plaza, everyone left satisfied! During Discover STEM Week, the museum also brought over 778 Title I students and 102 chaperones from grades 4-7 to participate in STEM activities, February 11-15. Students participated in STEM activities led by the museum’s talented education staff and community partners such as Timmy Solar Telescope Outreach and Basement Films. Students explored topics of electricity, robotics, solar energy, rockets, and computer imagery with Chris Forsythe. Discover STEM Day and Week were made possible by the generous support of The Education Plan, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, US Eagle Federal Credit Union, Kirtland Federal Credit Union, HP, and Sandia National Laboratories.





The museum’s staff were thrilled to welcome many students into the winter break camps, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day camp, and President Day camp that all follow the Albuquerque Public School break schedules. Camps were offered to students Pre-K through 7th grade, and they included exciting themes such as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Pranken-stein, Rocket Science, and more! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the need to close the museum in March of 2020, the museum’s staff had to cancel Spring Break Camp. In 2020, the museum’s team made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer camps given the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the museum’s closure to the general public and staff. Facing unprecedented times, the education team worked swiftly to create a first ever online camp experience, which included a 7-week virtual STEM escape room camp experience to over 200 children. These summer adventures joined children from all over the world in weekly global escape room challenges, treasure hunts, and trips around the world. Camper’s escaped from Mt. Everest, explored Nefertari’s tomb, and matched their wits against some of the world’s best chess players in the Ivory Queen escape rooms. In addition to worldclass escape room challenges, camper’s participated in weekly electives that included Code Combat, Typing Club, Foreign Languages with Rosetta Stone, Art with Thorpe Studios, Engineering with Leo Labs, Fitness with Power Park, and many more! Generous support for the museum’s camps came from Intel.



EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM The museum was pleased to offer a new Extended Care Program to the education program line up this year. Due to COVID-19, many Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Charter schools opted for a remote learning model for students during the fall semester. With the help from our gracious sponsors: The Education Plan, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (SFLU) and AT&T, the museum was able to offer a safe space for distance learning support to over 150 students and counting. The education team provided families with a high-quality, safe learning environment for their students during the school day, supported each students individual school schedules, communicated with school day teachers; and supported classroom work, tutoring, and homework help weekly. In addition to their school day work, students were able to enjoy Kubo and Tetrix Prime coding and robotics, engineering, story time science experiments, and the museum’s 9-acre outdoor museum during their afterschool hours. Complete with lunch, snacks, missions to mars, and plenty of off-screen options, students had an extraordinary virtual school experience!



HOMESCHOOL The museum’s homeschool program continued to offer science learning opportunities to New Mexico’s homeschool students and families in 2019. This year, museum educators taught over 176 homeschoolers, engaging students with Crazy Chemistry, Things That Go Boom, and All Things Nano!

RIO RANCHO SAFE AFTERSCHOOL OUTREACH The education staff partnered with the Rio Rancho Public School’s SAFE afterschool program. Museum educators visited five elementary schools throughout the year, reaching 2500 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. Favorite science activities included discovering properties of liquid nitrogen to understanding reactions by igniting pipet rockets to fly across the room.

OTHER AFTERSCHOOL OUTREACH The education team continued to visit Albuquerque area schools to offer science activities in late 2019 and early 2020. During that time, over 2,000 students participated in these programs. The museum teamed with Children’s Choice to bring STEM programming to five Albuquerque Public Elementary schools with an afterschool program called Camp Atom. Additionally, the museum’s education team continued to partner with Timmy Telescope to provide state-wide outreach, visiting with and providing light and solar programming to over 892 visitors at more than nine outreach events. The museum’s team looks forward to growing its outreach program through the next several years, with a partnership that will include Artesia Public Schools. This year, the museum participated in the national library system’s reading program “Stories from the Universe” as well as multiple virtual community events including Sandia National Labs Family Day and Science Fiesta.



BREAKING BOREDOM This year, the museum’s team brought a new Breaking Boredom video series to the community through social media outlets. The museum education team handpicked boredom busters for keeping kids busy during school closures and the summer weeks. These “cabin fever” busting activities offered kid friendly experiments that included: raised salt art, the screeching balloon, cloud in a bottle, invisible milk, and more.


EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS The museum accessioned 930 new items into the collection in FY 2020. Highlighted items include a Luminous Bell Light Pull on the original packaging from the Radium Dial Company, donated by the Warner Brothers Studio Property House. In addition to this, another interesting addition included the family of Dilliard D. Maher collection of photographs that were taken during the Manhattan Project. Dilliard D. Maher was a Tec. 4 in the Special Service Detachment stationed at Los Alamos. It was a busy year in the Collections Department due to the 75th Anniversary of the Trinity Test and the ending of World War II. The museum’s curatorial team had a lot of requests from journalists, authors, film makers, researchers, and family members of the Manhattan Project veterans regarding this important anniversary year.



DESIGN ZONE The museum invited visitors to discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers do what they do in the temporary exhibition, Design Zone. This exhibition was on display February 1 through April 26, 2020, and due to the temporary closure of the museum due to COVID-19 that started in mid-March, the exhibit was enjoyed by a small number of visitors. The guests who were fortunate enough to experience the highly interactive and hands-on exhibition before the museum’s closing were able to explore what it takes to create an addictive and fun video game, how many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor, what goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the biggest thrills and more. This special exhibition was funded through the generous support of Sandia National Laboratories.




HEISENBERG’S RACE FOR THE BOMB Dark Cube: Heisenberg’s Race for the Bomb opened to the public on March 14, 2020, to remain on display for the foreseeable future. This exhibition focused on a dense, two-inch charcoal-black cube made of pure uranium metal that Nazi scientists suspended with 663 other similar cubes during World War II in an effort to create the world’s first atomic bomb. During Hitler’s rise to power, Germany was at the cutting edge of nuclear technology, having discovered how to split the atom and then realizing the immense amount of energy that is released in doing so. This intriguing object - on loan from Dr. Timothy Koeth, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland with appointments in the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) – is highlighted in telling the story of Heisenberg’s efforts and eventual failure to create an atomic weapon during a critical time in world conflict.




HIS VISION, OUR FREEDOMS STILL ALIVE The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, under guidance and design by Ryan Painter, Director of Exhibitions and Facilities, created FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms Still Alive as a special exhibition that opened to the public on September 11, 2020, to run through March 28, 2021. This exhibit tells the story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America’s 32nd president, who led the United States through two of the gravest crises in its history – the Great Depression and World War II. This exhibit highlights FDR’s enduring achievements, using historic photographs, documents, cartoons and posters from the rich collections to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. This exhibit, filled with historic artifacts, was supported by Jerry Adams, Board of Trustee, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.



MiG-21 RESTORATION The MiG-21, the museum’s only non-American aircraft, continued receiving restoration through the spring and summer of 2020, as the museum’s team took many precautions to guarantee safety measures during COVID. The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. These aircraft were designed in the early 1950s, used primarily between 1959 and 1985 by many communist countries. The restoration project is on-going through the help of staff and volunteers with a projected completion date of spring 2021.

Museum volunteers work to restore the MiG-21. 14

VOLUNTEERS Annually, the museum had over 300 volunteers involved with different programs. This number encompasses the museum’s volunteer core and one time corporate/group volunteers. During FY20 the total number of hours contributed by all museum’s active volunteer core of 126 individuals was 8,468 hours. Museum volunteers assist the museum’s staff and Board of Trustees with a number of programs, including exhibits, restorations, cataloging collection items, field trips, camps, administrative help, and many more.

VOLUNTEER AWARDS The Maydew-Jeblick award is given each year to an adult volunteer for their commitment and service to the museum. It is the highest award given to any volunteer. The winner in 2019 was Ben Petterson. He has been one of the museum’s great Docents who serves the public in Heritage Park, sharing his wisdom in the most engaging ways.

The winner in 2019 was Ben Petterson. He has been one of the museum’s great Docents who serves the public in Heritage Park, sharing his wisdom in the most engaging ways.

The Outstanding Student Award is for our young volunteers that demonstrate outstanding volunteer service, leadership, and significantly contribute to the museum and its programs. The winner in 2019 was Jonathan Sabroski.



The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s internal exhibitions were closed to the public from March 17 through August 30, 2020, due to state restrictions due to COVID-19.

Attendance at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History reached 31,527 in the fiscal year of 2020 with a closure of almost six months.

During the fiscal year of 2019, the museum had 5,129 members, 167 of whom were Einstein Society members.

The museum’s Instagram page has grown to over 2,550 followers, where the top posts are from the museum’s Field-trip Friday videos, where Molly Brunell, Commercial Operations Buyer and Instagram Guru, takes a deep dive in to the museum’s collection.

The museum’s Facebook page has grown to 8,669 followers, and Nuclear Science Week’s Facebook page has grown to over 3,450.

As the museum closed to the public, the museum’s store went online through Shopify in April of 2020 offering curbside pick-up. The online store has received over 1,000 visitors and the most popular items sold were museum t-shirts and face masks made by one of the museum’s volunteers.



SCIENCE ON TAP Science on Tap is an adult education initiative where the museum partners with the University of New Mexico 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 their 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 took place monthly at O’Neill’s Pub on Central with an average attendance of 50 people.

NUCLEAR AFTER DARK The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History welcomed 372 visitors on October 4, 2019, to enjoy local food trucks, live music, and an outdoor showing of “Modern Marvels, The Manhattan Project.” This event was a wonderful event that kicked off Balloon Fiesta in style.



NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK 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 2019, NSW was recognized for the tenth year on the third week of October, and the NSW “Big Event” took place in Washington D.C., turning out to be the largest and most successful event thus far. 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, and the social media initiative for the week-long celebration hit 52 million impressions. This multi-day celebration began on Tuesday evening for an Opening Reception at Charlie Palmer Steak. During this event, D.C.’s very own #ActualLivingScientist and Howard University Professor, Dr. Richard Alcorn, received the Nuclear Visionary Award lifetime achievement recognition for his groundbreaking work with Howard, IBM, NASA and more. On Wednesday, the Rayburn House Office building foyer on Capitol Hill hosted a dynamic, interactive space to learn about the benefits of nuclear science & technology. On Thursday, the Millennial Nuclear Caucus took place at in the Penthouse at the Wharf. The Millennial Nuclear Caucus brought together the next generation of innovative leaders and this event focused on bridging the gap between science and policy. Sponsors for the 2019 Nuclear Science Week celebration included Palo Verde Generating Station, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Arizona Public Service, Exelon Generation, Jensen Hughes, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Entergy, Southern Company, X-Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Energy Institute, North American Young Generation in Nuclear, MIT, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.









GODZILLA MOVIE NIGHT In celebration of Godzilla’s 65th Anniversary, the museum hosted an outdoor movie night on November 1, 2019, to watch the 1994 Godzilla movie along with local Japanese Taiko drummers from BK Taiko, local food trucks, and a brief talk about the history of Godzilla from a University of New Mexico Adjunct Lecturer in Film and Digital Arts. The night was a success, welcoming 248 visitors.

BRIDGE OF SPIES One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies, showing how Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Soviet authorities eventually released him in exchange for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. On November 22, 2019, the museum hosted an evening of espionage and intrigue, showing the movie Bridge of Spies in the museum’s Periodic Hall and inviting Francis Gary Powers, Jr., author of the book “Spy Pilot”, to speak about his father’s life and experiences. Sponsors for this event were Dr. Robert Busch and Suzanne Busch, and 98 attended.



MEMBER EVENTS & EINSTEIN’S NIGHT OUT The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosted a number of members-only events in 2019 and the beginning of 2020 such as Spooky Science and Science After Dark, in addition to the exclusive Einstein Society member events known as Einstein’s Night Out. In 2019, Spooky Science Night invited members and their families to trick or treat and experience fun and engaging Halloween-themed science demonstrations. Science After Dark, which is the museum’s adult members’ only programming, gave members a fun and interactive experience relating to the science of air. Einstein Society members started their Einsteins’ Night Out adventures in a painting class at Painting with a Twist, followed by a Greek cuisine cooking class at Cinnamon Café. Einstein Society members also had the opportunity to visit the museum’s corporate member, UN-17, at their tapas bar, and they ended the season with a VIP Happy Hour at Vernon’s Speakeasy. Due to the museum closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these events shifted to a virtual platform.

VIRTUAL EVENTS The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, began hosting virtual events to engage museum members at no cost and the community at a low cost per household. Virtual programming began in May 2020 with Anna Part, Digital Content Coordinator, providing members a detailed look on how the museum’s collections are archived digitally. Dr. Timothy Koeth and Dr. Miriam Hiebert from the University of Maryland continued their discussion on the history of the Dark Cube exhibit in June of 2020 through virtual programming, focusing on the cube’s path to Soviet interference. Board of Trustees Emeritus, Judith Mead, provided a detailed narrative on the events leading up to the atomic bomb test at the Trinity Site in July 2020. The museum’s team also began collaborating with other museums to create virtual programming for both sets of museums members. Collaboration started with the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., where speakers discussed the impact of nuclear weapons on American and global security. Virtual programming for the fiscal year ended with Fun Fall Physics, which allowed participants the opportunity to not only witness live demonstrations but also to do some experiments at home, alongside Museum Educator, David Gibson. As virtual programming is likely to last well into the future, it will remain a fun and engaging way for members of all ages.






The 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II took place in 2020, and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History emphasized the relevancy of this critical time in American history with a virtual symposium filled with world-renowned experts to provide an understanding of the Manhattan Project and its implications on the Pacific conflict and following Cold War issues. On September 19, 2020, the museum hosted “They Changed the World: The 75th Anniversary of World War II and the Use of Atomic Weapons Virtual Symposium” which consists of two panels focusing on the Manhattan Project and the World 75 Years Later. During these two panels, the distinguished speakers considered current and future concerns and created a public dialogue regarding a path forward for our world and defense concerns. The world-renowned speakers for this relevant panel included Pulitzer Prize winner and Author, Richard Rhodes; Founder and President of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Cynthia Kelly; President and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Rachel Bronson; Former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratories, Professor Siegfried Hecker; and more. This international event virtually welcomed 122 households from all over the world and was generously sponsored by Mr. Clay Perkins and Dorothy Perkins.





23RD ANNUAL EINSTEIN GALA The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History would have hosted the 23rd Annual Einstein Gala on March 21st, 2020. Due to the country’s response to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, the museum regretfully canceled the annual fundraiser expecting 400 attendees. Each year the National Award for Nuclear Science & History is awarded to a notable individual in the nuclear science industry and this year the museum would have honored Cynthia Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of The Atomic Heritage Foundation. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is a Washington D.C. based non-profit dedicated to preserving the Manhattan Project, Atomic History, and its legacy. The museum’s staff, volunteers, and Board of Trustees look forward to formally honoring Cynthia Kelly at next year’s annual fundraiser. Though the social portion of the event was canceled, the silent auction was moved to a mobile platform that opened to public participation and enabled the museum to raise $23,000. The Annual Einstein Gala remains the Museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year raising funds for its STEM outreach and education programs, and the 23rd Annual Einstein Gala sponsor was URENCO.

CANCELLED EVENTS Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum was not able to host its annual events known as Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Day or Movie Under the Wings in 2020. This astounding Asian cultural event, taking place in May annually, and the family movie event, taking place in Heritage Park every June, will hopefully return in the coming year.



GRANTS The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History gratefully acknowledges grant funds received from Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque Community Foundation in partnership with New Mexico Oil and Gas, Affiliations for Smithsonian Women’s Committee, the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC), Bernalillo County, and the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. Sandia National Laboratories and the Albuquerque Community Foundation generously funded the Museum’s STEM Educational Programming. The Affiliations for Smithsonian Women’s Committee funded a unique video project for Albuquerque teens to document changes to their local environment since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The New Mexico Humanities Council, through a sub-award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, funded the Museum’s second special exhibit of our 75th Anniversary Series, FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive. This exhibit highlights FDR’s enduring achievements, using historic photographs, documents, cartoons, and posters from the rich collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. It debuted virtually to the museum’s member base before opening to the public. Through the CARES Small Business Grant, Bernalillo County supported the museum in economic recovery, challenged by COVID-19. The Association of Air Force Missiliers graciously funded the repairs for the museum’s SNARK Missile which is set to complete in 2020. Lastly, the museum recognizes the City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund for its COVID-19 grant support covering the loss of funds due to cancelled and rescheduled events.




Total Liabilities Revenue



Earned Support $1,303,428 ...... Contracted Services $525,000 ...... Admissions $221,832 ...... Store Sales $183,750 ...... Program Services $67,546 ...... Memberships $227,624 ...... Special Events $68,297 ...... Other Income $9,379

Support from Individuals, Corporations & Foundations $376,343 ...... Contributions $376,343

Contributed Use of Land $267,000



Management $318,824 General Programs $253,270 Museum Programs $1,330,085 Education $376,664 Membership $76,027 Fundraising $154,358

Net Loss


As the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History was closed for six months during this fiscal year due to COVID-19, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved an interim budget that accommodated the COVID-19 impact and recognized much of the loss from 2020.


MEMBERS Fission Friend

Oppenheimer Membership


Leonard & Patricia Duda Elizabeth Forbes J. Arthur Freed Roger & Donna Hagengruber Charles & Jerilynn Loeber Ed & Kay Marinaro Marcus Mims Judith Muldawer Christopher Patscheck Ruth Schifani John Shaw & Janice Lehmann-Shaw John & Kristine Stichman

Atomic Associate Applied Technology Associates First Command Financial Planning

Curie Membership Hal Behl Barry Berkson L. Wayne & LeAnne D. Brasure Laurence & Priscilla Costin Dr. Michael Hartshorne, MD & Lida Crooks Dr. Richard Holcomb & Janine Sjostrom Holcomb Duane Hughes Ronald Knief & Pamela Hurd-Knief Dr. Timothy & Mrs. Michell Koeth

Wayne & Mary Pat Laslie Judith Mead Robert Milne & Ann DeHart Doug & Jacqueline Moody Milo Myers Dr. Debra Thrall-Pierce & Terry Pierce Alison Schuler Michael & Caroline Strizich Pamela Sullivan Keith Tolk Jim Schwarz


William Sullivan & Nance Crow

Warner & Jane Talso Ronald & Mary Thompson Frederick & Patricia Trussell

Fermi Membership Jerry Adams & Sandy Wick JoAnn Albrecht Dr. Robert Amme Anthony Androsky Dave Bailey & Donese Mayfield Gary Bonebrake Dr. Robert & Mrs. Suzanne Busch Niels Chapman & Ruth Burstrom Brian & Aleli Colón James Culpepper Elis & Susan Eberlein Dr. Joanna Fair & Anthony Lupinetti

John Freund & Ann Freund Ross Damon & Ellie Giovanielli Donald Hall David & Tracie Jansen Alexander & Rebecca Kenny

Augustine & Mary Letto Robert Lynn Valerie & Patrick McKinney Michael & Karen McLaughlin William & Lynn Miller Regner Rider Bruce Robinson Andrew & Deborah Rogulich Joyce Scott Ted & Leeondra Schuler-Sandy Lanny Sigler Tony & Maureen Sill David & Cheryl Summers Jay & Kat Vinson Dennis & Terry Walker James & Celeste Walther Dr. Wendell & Leanne Weart

MEMBERS Seaborg Membership Paul & Haley Ackerman Raffi Andonian Ben Balkcom David Becker Dr. Sandra Biedron & Dr. Stephen Milton Jay Bledsoe Jackalie Blue & Andrew Tompkins Bruce Boecker Genelia Boenig Karoline Bota & Kevin Broderick Molly & Donald Brunell Greg Cameron Donald & Mina Carnicom Erin Chisolm & Orlando Marquez Robert Clayton Brian & Aleli Colón Rommie Compher & Denny Popp Joanne Connolly & Bill Weber Robert Couch Elizabeth Deuble Celeste Elkins D. Maxwell & Ruth Ellet Sarah Fair Jeff & Kandice Favorite William & Jacklyn Flor Gregg & Mara Franklin Julie & Don Fraser Leslie Fraser Ron Frieheit Frank & Rose Gasperich David & Tanner Gay James & Darhla Gilson


Robert Goodwin Kay Grant Dr. Katrina Groth & John Burke Mark Grubelich Codie Hardy Jennifer & Maatt Hayden Zabrina Johal Robert Hitchcock & Melinda Kelly Toni & David Hiley Gary & Penelope Hoe Donald Holle David & Mary Hoover Dixie Hornby Rick & Sharon Hutchison John Johnson P. Andrew Karam Roger & Linda Kennedy Charles & Beverly Key Dean Kratzenburg & Dawn Nickell Kenneth Krieger Patrick Lofy Judy A. Love Ron Mack Jeffrey & Eileen Mahn John & Kathy Matter Roger & Kathleen McClellan Mary McCormick & Suzanne Zakaria

Mike & Jeanelle McGuire Suzanne & Art Menichiello Ronald Miller Greg Morrison Dr. Rosalie Multari Ann Nelson

Jim Novak Dr. Christopher Perfetti & Laura Ingersol Leslie Phinney John Pitcher Abdiel Ramirez Byron Risvet Elisha Saavedra-Torres & Anthony Lucero Janet Saiers Laura Sanchez & David Potter Elena & Dave Seaberg Taylor Schulmeister & Diedre McVay-Schulmeister Greg & Mona Shuman Robert & Margaret Singer John Slayton Frank Snapp Mark & Cynthia Soo Hoo Dan & Jennifer Talso Charles Thompson Daniel Trout Greg & Sara Trujillo Maryla & Piotr Wasiolek Woody Weed Jeffrey West Evelyn Wienecke & Oscar George Joyce Whelchel & Thomas Baumgartel Samatha Whipple Janusz & Brahna Wilczynski E.D. (Charlie) & Opal Zaffrey Stephanie Zenn

DONORS $100-$499 Theresa Aguilera JoAnn Albrecht Anne Alrick John & Elaine Andersen Bonnie Appel Bobbie Archuleta Arlene Burson Martin Arnold Deepak Asoori Kathryn Bach Dave Bailey & Donese Mayfield

Dana Ball Daniel Banuti Brian Basura Gibson Batch Len & Mary Beavis Paul & Margie Beck David N. Becker Stacie Berry Beverly J. Biddison Tim & Amy Bielek Gwendolyn Bilby Carrie Bing Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Boecker Gary Bonebrake Ken Bottari Richard Brackett Jane Braithwaite Barham Bratton Toni Breen Christopher Brisson Kevin Broderick & Karoline Bota

Matthew Brown Cheryl Brozena Donald & Molly Brunell 32

Isaac Busch Kevin and Carla Busick Karen and Peter Byrne Greg Cameron Donald and Mina Carnicom Crystal Carroll Dr. Nona Carter Catherine Allen Michele Ceballos Carmen Chavez Myra Chavez Sarah Chavez Ms. Erin Chisolm Richard Clark Jackie Claycomb Meghann Coble Collette Vacations Brian and Aleli Colon Rommie Compher & Denny Popp

Robyn Cook Michael J Costello Robert F. Couch Victoria Cox Katherine Crawford-Garrett Erin Crowder Samantha Whipple James W. Culpepper Brian C. Darnell Lisa Deibler Rosemary DeRouen Robert Deurloo Julie Dickey Erin Easley Elis & Susan Eberlein Christy Edwards

Celeste Elkins D. Maxwell & Ruth Ellett Katherine Elwell Brittany Esswein-Rice Laura Fackrell Lewis & Sarah Fair Jeff & Kandice Favorite Jessica Feezell Dr. Janet Fender Josiah & Carol Fidel Todd Fidel & Susan Roberts Afrodite Fioravantes Heidi Fischer-Ortega Raechel Fitzgerald Flight Training Class William J. & Jacklyn Flor Don & Julie Fraser Ron Freiheit John F. & Anne Freund Don Fronterhouse David Furman Glenn & Sandra Fye Annette Gallegos Mr. & Mrs. Ben Gallegos Dr. Xujiao Gao Belinda Garcia Valerie Garcia Judith Geier Oscar George & Evelyn Wienecke

Vanessa Ghelerter Mr. & Mrs. Terry Gibson Giddens & Gatton Law, P.C. James & Darhla Gilson Robert R. Goodwin Kay Grant

DONORS $100-$499 Wade Greer Mark Grubelich Shelley Guard Shara Guzzetta Deidra Hallahan Julie Harada Robert Harn Donald R. Harrison William Harrison Arthur N. Hicks, II Alan Hirata

Dr. Asli Kiran Canavan Kirtland Spouses’ Club Linsy Knowles

Maurice (Mac) McCloskey Mary McCormick & Suzanne Zakaria

Kathryn McKnight Dean Kratzenburg & Dawn Nickell Ms. Julie E. Melton Kenneth Krieger Mrs. & Mr. Suzanne Menichiello James Chris Krok Cara Michaliszyn Demos Kyrazis Ronald L. Miller Eric and Amy Lahti Marcus Mims Prasanna Lakshmipathy Montano Acura Anthony & Mark Learn Mrs. & Mr. Sara S. Moore Jack Lemelin Marty Moriarty Ms. Nancy Morris Gary Hoe USAF & Penelope R. Hoe Augustine R. & Mary Letto Jane Levy Regina Mullen Teresa Hogan Dr. Ana Lima-Sharma Rosalie & Samantha Multari Martin K. Holland Eric Linak Jack Myers Donald R. Holle Linda Donnels Jennifer Myers Dixie Hornby Jay Lindstrom Nancy Bartlit Joseph Horst Patrick Lofy Ann Nelson Kelli Howie Danelle New Mr. & Mrs. Dailey Humphreys Lorrie Lopez Judy A. Love Alison Osborn J. HUSS Anthony Lucero Kenneth Payne Rick & Sharon Hutchinson & Elisha Saavedra-Torres Dr. Michelle Pent Ryan & Maria Jaramillo Dr. Robert Lynn & Ms. Janet Braziel Dr. Christopher Perfetti Jeffrey Nalezny Ernest M. Maestas & Flora Chavez Leslie Phinney Mr. & Mrs. John Jekowski Mr. Scott Maethner Lisa Piccuta Michael Jennings Glen Magee John A. Pitcher Ms. Zabrina Johal Gary & Rikki Manley David Potter & Laura Sanchez John P. Johnson Ed & Kay Marinaro Kenneth Quintana Aaron Jones Daniel Marks Kristine Radcliff Mr. & Mrs. Reagan Jones Jennifer Marshall Naveena Ram P. Andrew Karam Bernadette Martinez Patrick & J.J. Rambo Anthony & Jennah Keffler Mary Circe Anita Read Kelly Hardison John & Kathy Matter Ray Reeder Kendra Scott Lourdes Maurice Geoffrey & Karen Reedy Roger & Linda Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. Gerald P. McCarthy Melva Jean Repik Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Key 33

DONORS $100-$499 Richard Reynolds Dr. Janet Yagoda Shagam Jeffrey & Margaret Riley Dr. Byron Ristvet Andrew & Deborah Rogulich John Rose Kit Roush Ricqual Roybal Wendy Ruiz Mark Salamone John Salmonson Natalie Sanchez Kristie Sawant Matthew & Cami Sceiford Charles O. & Margeret Schmidt Sara Schreiber Joe Sciabica Mr. Robert Scofield Joyce Scott Elena Seaberg & David Seaberg Dr. Jason Searcy Tim Sejba Ramesh Shakamuri Kathryn Shaw Steven Shore Greg & Mona Shuman Lanny Sigler Tony & Maureen Sill Robert & Margaret Singer Valerie Siow Dr. Lindsay Smart Margaret Smith Mark & Cynthia Soo Hoo Mr. Tim Stevens & Ms. Rebecca Jackson Gary C. & Julia Stone 34

Keith and Jessica Stuart Audrey Sullivan Danielle Taylor Tracy Terry HOAR CONSTRUCTION Charles Thompson Tyra Thornton Andrew Tompkins & Jackalie Blue Daniel Trout Greg and Sara Trujillo Fredrick G. & Patricia Trussell Rebecca Ullrich Jessica & Mila Vanderburg Charles & Jean Villamarin Mr. Bill Wabbersen Mark Wahl Dennis & Terry Walker Trisha & Maelle Walker David Wargowski Maryla Wasiolek Wendell D. Weart William Weber & Joanne Connolly John R Weed, Lt. Col. USAF (Retired) Woody Weed Prisca Werbelow Mr. Jeffrey West Kelly White Stuart & Liza White Janusz & Brahna Wilczynski Lori Wilson Chelsea Winter Janice Wittrock Danelle Wood New Ms. Judith Yandoh Ellen Yastrow Stephanie Zenn

DONORS $500-$999 Dr. Robert C. Amme Unknown Anonymous Marianne Bjelke Mr. Erik Boman Trotter & Angelica Boyle Scott Bucholtz & Carter Trovaten Kristin Cochran Scott Dellinger-Hall & Jennifer Dellinger William & Casey DeRaad Gwen Doty Leonard & Patricia Duda Gena Dunivan Andrea Eddy Mr. Larry Elliot Elizabeth H. Forbes Jennifer Franklin J. Arthur Freed Roushan Ghanbari Roger & Donna Hagengruber Donald Hall Alan Hatch Matt & Jennifer Hayden Alexander & Rebecca Kenny Alisa Keyser Dr. Sarah Kieweg Barney M Landry Richard E. Leonard Melissa Leymon Charles & Jerilynn Loeber Joel O. Lubenau Dr. Peter Lyons Jeffery & Eileen Mahn William & Lynn Miller


Dr. Stephen Milton & Dr. Sandra Biedron Christine & Anne Mitchell Michael & Judith Muldawer Chris Patscheck Robert Peterkin Raffi Andonian Abdiel Ramirez Hallie Ritchie Erika Robers Mr. Adam S. Rubinson Ruth Schifani Ms. Marion Schneider John D. Shaw & Janice Lehmann-Shaw Lindsey Shepard Luke Shulenburger Ralph Skip Brown Star Paving Co. TechSource, Inc Dr. Greg Ten Eyck Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Thompson Toxicology/Health Risk Patrick Violette Welchs Boiler Service Laura Ziegler

DONORS $1,000-$4,999 Mrs. & Mr. Victoria Agee Erin Akinnikawe Albert I. Pierce Foundation American Society of Radiologic Technologists Applied Technology Associates Assoc. of Air Force Missileers Ben Balkcom Hal Behl Ben Pulford Barry Berkson Bombs Away Beer Company Mr. Joshua Branch Dr. & Ms. L Wayne Brasure John H. Burke & Katrina Groth Mr. Michael Camp Paul & Amber Cash Bill & Irma Caskey Niels Chapman & Ruth Burstrom Michael R. Clager Compass Group, North America Elizabeth Donohue Jennifer Esquibel First Command Financial Planning David & Nanette Founds Gregg & Mara Franklin Jennifer Garcia Dr. & Mrs. Damon Giovanielli Mr. & Mrs. Brendan Godfrey Joe & Madeleine Gribble Oksana Guba Harris L Hartz David & Toni Hiley Don & Donna Hoffman Dr. Richard Holcomb & Mrs. Janine Sjostrom Holcomb Duane L. Hughes William & Tracie Jansen 36

Norman G. Johnson Lauren Kato Gary & Yolanda King Saskia King Ronald Knief &Pamela Hurd-Knief Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Koeth Zachary Kreiner George H. Libman Anthony Lupinetti & Joanna Fair Mike & Jeanelle McGuire Michael E. & Karen McLaughlin Judith W. Mead Mr. Jim Morel Milo & Ellen Myers Amanda Okandan John Pathakis Clay & Dorothy Perkins Pulakos CPA Sarah Robinson Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union Sandia National Laboratories PO Bo Dr. Kimberly Schramm Alison K. Schuler Jim Schwarz John & Kristine Stichman Thalia Toha The Education Plan Keith & Shirley Tolk Robert Treinen Thomas A. Tumolillo & Pamela J. Sullivan UN-17 UNM Health Sciences Ctr. Samantha Updegraff Urenco USA US Eagle Federal Credit Union USS James K. Polk Veterans James & Celeste Walther Westwind Computer Products, Inc. E.D. (Charlie) Zaffery

DONORS $5,000-$50,000 Jerry Adams Albuquerque Community Foundation Arizona Public Service Bernalillo County Economic Development Dr. and Ms. Robert Busch Laurence (Larry) S. and Priscilla Costin Entergy Nuclear General Atomics Wayne and Mary Pat Laslie Robert Milne and Ann DeHart Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Mr. Clifford Rhoades, Jr. Southern Nuclear Operating Company Pamela J. Sullivan X-Energy NuScale Power Exelon


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