NEW Member Benefit! Show your Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) membership card (or join on the spot—at very reasonable rates) and get $1 off your food and/or drink during Science on Tap events.
Examining the universe, including other planets, requires a safe, compact, reliable, and durable power source that isn’t cost prohibitive. For applications where solar power isn’t feasible (like in deep space where there is little light), the Laboratory has helped pioneer a new KiloPower reactor for use in remote locations. Join us for this Science On Tap event when Patrick McClure
, with the Lab’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation group, will explain how the team leveraged existing technology, like heat pipes and Stirling engines, to create a versatile power source currently undergoing testing. This Simpson’s-themed work (really, they use words like “KRUSTY” and “DUFF”) is open to learners of all ages.