Life Long Learning Program-The Advent of the Atomic Bomb
World War II made urgent the exploitation of atomic power for military purposes. Our first class will focus on the Manhattan Project and the scientific discoveries that made harnessing nuclear energy possible. Next, we will examine the decision to use the bombs, their effects, and further development of nuclear weapons.
Facilitator: Karen Harpp is a volcanologist and member of Peace and Conflict Studies at Colgate, where she has taught about the atomic bomb more than she’d care to admit. She believes science can be learned most effectively when it is viewed through the lens of current and historical events.
Wednesday, March 27 at 4:00pm
Hamilton Public Library, Community Room
13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346