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The Day After: China, the US, and the Rush to Secure N. Korean WMD

Halloween Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

Nuking Asteroids Lecture

Ben McGee will present a lecture on nuking asteroids at the National Atomic Testing Museum! Free for members, $5 for the public.

Mach 3 Legend: The Lockheed Blackbird

Movie Night at the Museum: Fail Safe

On Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m., the NATM will host its second movie night of the year.  Our feature will be “Fail Safe,” starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau, and directed by Sidney Lumet.

This thrilling Cold War classic from 1964 features the United States and Russia on the brink of nuclear war, after American fighter jets are mistakenly sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow.

As always, our movie nights are free, and popcorn, candy and bottled water will be available for purchase (and they’re quite a bargain, so no need to smuggle in goodies under your hat!).  We hope to see you there!

Free Movie Night “War Games”

Enjoy the 1983 movie “War Games” for FREE at the National Atomic Testing Museum. Concession snacks will be available for purchase.

Japanese Culture Day

Movie Night at the Museum

Visitors from Space! A Lecture by Dr. Peter A. Shield

21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges

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WHAT:     Panel Discussion:
“21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges”

WHEN:     Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:30 PM Reception  &  7:00 PM Presentation

WHERE:     UNLV Science & Engineering Building Auditorium
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

RSVP:        Molly Marks at

COST:         FREE for Museum Members & Non-Members

On a daily basis, the National Atomic Testing Museum informs visitors of the nuclear challenges of the bygone Cold War. What about the nuclear challenges that face us present and await us in future, though? Find out this and much more as the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and University of Nevada, Las Vegas present “21st Century Global Nuclear Challenges.”

On Wednesday, May 25, starting at 5:30 PM with a special reception, UNLV’s College of Engineering will be hosting an esteemed panel featuring:

Dr. Siegfried Hecker is an internationally recognized expert in plutonium science, global threat reduction and nuclear security, a research professor at Stanford University, and a former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Robert Kuckuck is a former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, former Deputy Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and currently serves as a member of the Nuclear Weapons External Advisory Board for Sandia National Laboratories.

Dr. C. Paul Robinson has made significant contributions to U.S. national security, arms control, and proliferation prevention for the last 40 years. He is a former President and Director of Sandia National Laboratories and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Reactor Concepts, LLC.

These former directors of the United States’ nuclear security laboratories will focus on the most compelling nuclear challenges now facing the global community during their 7:00 PM panel discussion. Come join the NATM and UNLV for an exceptional evening with some of the greatest minds in the field!

Distinguished Lecture Series: Get the Buzz on Drones

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WHAT:     Distinguished Lecture Series:
“Get the Buzz on Drones!” with Leonard Gentile

WHEN:     Saturday, May 14, 2016
6:00 PM Meet & Greet
7:00 PM Lecture

WHERE:     National Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

CONTACT:     Kathy Powell, Director of Marketing & Business
Development at (702) 794-5143

COST:         FREE for Museum Members & Non-Members

We hear about them all the time in the news. We know the government has them and that other countries are scrambling to get them. Maybe you or your neighbors even use them for recreational purposes. But what do we really know about drones and their impact on our lives? Find out during the next installment of our 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series!

On Saturday, May 14, starting at 6:00 PM with an informal meet and greet, the museum will be hosting a special presentation from Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions Fellow Leonard Gentile.

A Drone and Counter-Drone expert, Gentile will discuss what is being done to bring order to the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, during his 7:00 PM talk! He will also explore the different categories of drones and what is being done to protect the public. Complementary light refreshments and snacks will be served to guests.

Please RSVP by calling (702) 794-5151
Ask about upcoming events and the benefits of Museum Membership!
National Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89119
Visitor/Member supported non-profit

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