ICTE Santa Fe 1998

Worldwide Network of Learning:
Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts


PRE- AND POST CONFERENCE EVENTS

A variety of seminars are being planned by the University of New Mexico, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, for Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8.

More information on these events will be posted on this web site in mid- to late November, as these plans and schedules are finalized, or check with the ICTE Conference Secretariat.

Visit to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Very Large Array

On Thursday, March 12, following the Conference, a special visit to the Very Large Array (VLA), is being arranged for those who are interested. Located south and west of Santa Fe, on the Plains of San Agustin, (west of Socorro, New Mexico), the VLA is one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories.

The VLA consists of 27 large dish-shaped antennas arrayed across a 22 mile wide area of New Mexico -- an area about one and a half times the size of Washington, D.C. Each dish is 82 feet in diameter, and the antennas can be moved on tracks for positioning. The VLA was the setting for a number of the scenes in the recent feature movie, Contact.

The tour to the VLA site will be by reservation on a special tour bus, and will take all day on Thursday, March 12. After a two hour drive to Socorro, New Mexico, the tour bus will stop at the auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Tech, where a representative of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory will brief Delegates on the VLA. Following the briefing, the tour will proceed west, across the Plains of San Agustin, to the VLA site, where Delegates will be given a tour of the observatory, and will be shown through the control room.

Information on departure time, reservations, and cost for transportation to the VLA site will be posted on this web site in mid- to late November, as these plans and schedules are finalized, or check with the ICTE Conference Secretariat.

Visit to the Bradbury Science Museum

On Sunday, March 8, a scenic bus ride to the city of Los Alamos and the Bradbury Science Museum is planned. The bus will depart from Santa Fe at 12:00 noon, and arrive in Los Alamos in time for the museum opening at 1:00 PM, returning to Santa Fe by 4:30 PM.

The Bradbury Science Museum is operated by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and features exhibits, films, and publications on the Laboratory’s history and current projects including problems relating to the end of the Cold War, national security, energy, and transportation.

Exhibits include fascinating science demonstrations, computer games, hands-on exhibits, and videos.

Information on departure time, reservations, and cost for transportation to the Bradbury Science Museum will be posted on this web site in mid- to late November, as these plans and schedules are finalized, or check with the ICTE Conference Secretariat.

 

 

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