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Naval Academy Museum Lecture - “A Navy Cruiser at the Nevada Test Site?”

  POSTED ON: Monday, December 7, 2015 3:50 PM by

#081-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Dr. Rob Hoffman, Nuclear Physicist and Naval Historian at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., will present “A Navy Cruiser at the Nevada Test Site?” Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Naval Academy Museum’s second floor theater. The lecture is free of charge and no RSVP is necessary.

Hoffman’s research is in the development of accurate nuclear reaction cross sections used in radiochemical analysis techniques to determine device performance assessments of historical underground tests for the Stockpile Stewardship Program.  During desert testing, a Navy gun turret was discovered on the test range.  Hoffman’s presentation will address the identification of the ship that the gun turret in the desert came from.

Visitors may enter through Gate 3 (Maryland Avenue – recommended) or Gate 1 (at the intersection of King George Street and Randall Street) and will be required to show a picture ID.  All bags are subject to search. Vehicles without a Department of Defense or USNA credentialed driver or passenger are not permitted to drive onto the academy grounds. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and walk or ride public transportation to downtown Annapolis near the academy.  Authorized vehicles and vehicles with handicapped placards or license plates may enter through Gate 1 (King George Street) or Gate 8 (Maryland Route 450).  All bags and vehicles may be subject to search.

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