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OUTDOOR EVENT -Nuclear After Dark - October 1

Become immersed in history and visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History after hours for Nuclear After Dark, an outdoor evening event on Friday, October 1. On this evening, the museum will welcome visitors to be entertained with live music, host an outdoor screening of the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" The Manhattan Project, invite all guests to enjoy local food trucks and brewery, listen to a special guest speaker, and provide an opportunity for all ages to learn, think, imagine and draw your own conclusions through access to the museum's exhibits after hours.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the movie will begin at dark. "Modern Marvels" The Manhattan Project is a 45-minute production from the History Channel covering the super-secret atomic bomb project during World War II. This movie will be projected on the back of the museum to be enjoyed under the stars and among the iconic airplanes in Heritage Park. Guests are welcome to enjoy the local cuisine provided by some of Albuquerque's finest food trucks and Bombs Away Brewery while listening to the music of Trinity Soul before and after the movie showing.

Guests are also invited to tour the museum at their leisure, and listen to Larry Sheffield and view his documentary about growing up in Alamogordo NM as his father worked at Trinity site. This talk and short documentary showing will take place inside the museum's theater at 5:30 pm. Mr. Sheffield will speak briefly to audience members in attendance for this evening's program, answer questions about his work and the artifacts that he has included at the museum, as well as be present for a screening of his documentary, "Alamogordo, Center of the World, Trinity 1945."

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The documentary, "Alamogordo, Center of the World, Trinity 1945."

A synopsis by Larry Sheffield:

Since discovering my Grandfather’s involvement in the Manhattan Project, I developed a great interest in researching this event and its relationship to our family, Alamogordo and New Mexico. What started as a personal journey turned into the creation of a film that tells the story about the Manhattan Project and Trinity Site and reveals rare discussed facts that I discovered through my research as to why Alamogordo was specifically chosen for the location of the first nuclear test site.

Many photos and video clips that have been rarely seen were used in the film. In addition to using state of the art film techniques to enhance the footage, we have colorized all the footage which gives the viewer a more realistic perspective on the big screen.

The film was entered into a dozen film festivals for “short documentary” during Covid-19 and reviewed in national and international competition by film judges. The film unexpectedly won four film festival awards. The film is now open for public presentations for the first time and we are honored at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to show this historic documentary film.

This special event is $15 per person and $10 for museum members. Tickets are available for advance purchase, or admissions will be taken at the door on the evening of October 1.

Please leave all four-legged friends at home (assistance and service dogs are always welcome), and no outside food or drink will be allowed into the event. You can bring lawn chairs for comfort, but the museum will provide seating for the 45-minute showing of the Manhattan Project.

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