News and Articles
News and Articles
Remembering the Trinity Test
Saturday, July 16, 2016
On July 16, 1945, at 5:29 AM MT, Manhattan Project scientists conducted the world’s first atomic bomb test at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to feature dozens of audio/visual interviews with Trinity test eyewitnesses on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.
LANL Materials Illuminate Manhattan Project at Los Alamos
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Archives recently provided the Atomic Heritage Foundation with hours of video, thousands of photographs, and numerous audio recordings related to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. These materials document some of the pivotal moments and people behind the making of the atomic bomb.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park T-Shirts Now Available
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce T-shirts for two of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park sites are now available on our online store. The designs feature striking images of the Los Alamos Main Gate and the B Reactor at Hanford.
William F. Lightfoot and the “Fat Man” Fireset
Monday, June 6, 2016
On a recent trip to the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, Bill Lightfoot came across something surprising. On display was one of the firesets, or electronic fuses, that his father, William F. Lightfoot, worked on for the Raytheon Company during the Manhattan Project.
Conference to Explore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Digital Archives
Thursday, June 2, 2016
This fall, a conference in Boston and New York will bring together Japanese and American high school students, atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha), and the general public. The sessions will explore innovative digital archives on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Manhattan Project Veterans & Experts on Pres. Obama's Hiroshima Visit
Friday, May 27, 2016
Manhattan Project veterans and experts are reacting to President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting president to visit the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.
New Articles on Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Thursday, May 26, 2016
With President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, interest in the atomic bombings and the debate over them has spiked in the past month. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is currently developing new articles on the Manhattan Project and World War II to educate students, scholars, and members of the general public.