If you ever wanted to know what was going through the heads of scientists during the Atomic Age, then get ready for an evening to remember.
On July 16, history will come alive through engaging social commentary, as “J. Robert Oppenheimer,” father of the atomic bomb, visits the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
More than 60 years ago the first atomic device was detonated, but the aftershocks can still be felt today. Oppenheimer, reenacted by Clay S. Jenkinson, will talk about the atomic test with Patty Limerick, award-winning historian and chair of the Center of the American West. The discussion will capture the complexity of Oppenheimer, as well as the challenging relationship between science, discovery, and ethics. (Read on …)