National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd. SE
November 7, 2015–January 3, 2016
In previous years, this annual show has included a broad spectrum of photographs, ranging from documentary-style engineering feats (think Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza) to abstract interpretations of science as seen through a plant experiencing photosynthesis. Anyone—professional photographer to student with a cell phone—may submit to this competition/exhibition in the hope of winning a cash prize ($50 to $500) and having their work displayed in this nationally accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated museum.
If science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics is your thing, this is the show (and the museum!) for you. Permanent and temporary exhibits provide a window into nuclear science, including everything from the origins of atomic theory, the complexity of World War II and Cold War atomic politics, to modern-day advances in nanotechnology and nuclear medicine. The nine-acre outdoor Heritage Park is home to the largest publicly viewable aircraft collection in New Mexico and features planes, rockets, missiles, cannons, and a nuclear sub sail.