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You’re Invited to New Mexico’s Biggest Science Party of the Year

February 05, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host the 18th Annual Einstein Gala, New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel.

The Museum’s largest fundraising event will introduce 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 2015 National Award of Nuclear Science & History.

The award - celebrating the wide scope of achievement and commitment to furthering scientific endeavors made by individuals in areas of leadership, technology, government, energy and education - will be awarded to author and environmentalist, Gwyneth Cravens. Having written Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy, Craven’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s Magazine and Discover and she appeared as one of the environmental thinkers of “CNN Films: Pandora’s Promise.”

“It is a great honor to award such a deserving individual as Gwyneth Cravens with the prestigious National Award of Nuclear Science & History,” said Jim Walther, Museum Director. “As a groundbreaking author and notable environmental advocate, Ms. Cravens has deeply explored the prevailing myths in media - separating those myths from the reality of science in nuclear power, waste and energy – while confronting the need for nuclear power generation to be reconsidered as a major component to solutions in global climate change.”

Proceeds from the Einstein Gala fundraising event will help 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 Einstein Gala, a black-tie event, is the largest fundraising event for the Museum each year.

The 18th Annual Einstein Gala is sponsored by FLOUR, Nuclear Matters and URENCO, USA.

The evening, beginning at 5:30 pm, includes dinner and dancing as well as a silent auction. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased on the Museum’s website at nuclearmuseum.org through March 9. Table sponsorships are also available. For information, contact Charles Lowery, Director of Development, at 505-245-2137, extension 110.

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