Celebrate Livermorium Day events Friday, May 30

May 22, 2014

Celebrate Livermorium Day events Friday, May 30

Carenda L Martin, martin59@llnl.gov, 925-424-4715

LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the City of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will be hosting a day of events, both online and downtown, to celebrate the first anniversary of Livermorium Day on Friday, May 30.

Livermore Mayor John Marchand proclaimed May 30 Livermorium Day to recognize the discovery of chemical element 116, which was named in honor of the city and researchers from LLNL who helped discover Livermorium. Livermore is one of only six cities around the world for which an element has been named.

LLNL will be hosting its first ever Google+ Hangout, titled "Livermorium Day: Celebrating Scientific Discovery," to honor the event from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. LLNL scientists will join the mayor to answer questions and converse via live video with student participants at Granada High School and Christensen Middle School. The public is invited to watch onlineand contribute to the conversation on Twitter by using the #Livermorium hashtag.

The Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Ave. in Livermore, will be projecting the online conversation in the Library's Community Room, preceded by a brief introduction to Twitter. Community members interested in participating in the Twitter chat at the library should bring a laptop or mobile device capable of connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi and arrive no later than 9 a.m.

The celebration will continue with a special program at Livermorium Plaza located at Mills Square Park, 116 South Livermore Ave. (corner of First Street and South Livermore) in Livermore from 4 to 5 p.m. The program will include guest speakers, a presentation of Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair winners and the unveiling of three Livermorium conceptual artworks. A reception will follow with light refreshments. For more information, see the Livermorium Day flier.