August 1 – September 2 Blue Star Museum admission program to AMSE begins Memorial Day, May 30, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Free AMSE Admission available to active-duty military ID holder and five immediate family members. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Must show active duty military ID for free admission.
August 1 – 30 “Department of Energy Facilities Public Bus Tour” with guide commentary for U.S. citizens (10 years and up) with photo identification. This Public Bus Tour, which highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25 Site, is offered Monday – Friday, once a day. Bus Tour registration begins at 9 am, when AMSE opens. AMSE admission includes the DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, when visitors complete the Registration Sheet upon entering AMSE. Bus Tour begins loading at 11:45 am, bus departs at 12 noon and returns to AMSE at 3 pm. Seating is limited. Some restrictions apply. Off-the-bus stops include the Y-12 New Hope Center; Bethel Valley Church and Graphite Reactor, both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the K-25 Overlook. Tour also includes a drive by of the Spallation Neutron Source facility at ORNL.
August 1 – September 15 “Nikon Small World” a traveling exhibition featuring 20 award winning photomicrographs of various science subjects on the nanoscale. See the unseen. AMSE Second Level
August 1 – 4 “Japan 1945: Images by U.S. Marine Photographe Joe O’Donnell” is a traveling exhibition organized by the Tennessee State Museum that showcases 22 of the most compelling images to document the aftermath of U. S. bombing raids on the Japanese cities struck by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Artifacts and explanatory panels complete the exhibition. Books are available about this exhibition in the Museum’s Discovery Shop. AMSE Lobby.
August 8 “Arthur Pais: Holocaust Survivor” will be the keynote speaker for the public program co-sponsored by the Oak Ridge Federal Women’s Program and the Federally Employed Women Oak Ridge Chapter. The free program will be from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Auditorium at the American Museum of Science and Energy. The public is cordially invited to attend.
August 13 “The Need for Nuclear Power in the U.S.” presented by Michael L. Corradini, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Corradini was eleccted President of the American Nuclear Society 2012-2013. He will speak about the need for an energy policy that supports R&D in nuclear power technology, expedite its policy for nuclear fuel disposition, support trade and export in civilian nuclear generation technology and invest in the human infrastructure, which is the key to long-term sustainability. The Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who will host a 5:30 pm Reception in the AMSE Lobby, followed by the 6:30 pm Lecture in the AMSE Auditorium. The public is cordially invited to this free program.
Please Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museum that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on camps, classes, programs and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, visit www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
July 29, 2013