Thursday, February 19, 2009

Come Fly With Us

The National Atomic Museum Foundation’s annual Einstein Society Gala invites New Mexicans to “Come Fly with Me” on March 7, 2009. The annual event will honor and celebrate the wide scope of achievement and commitment to furthering scientific endeavor made by individuals in areas of military leadership, medical technology, public policy and government, energy sciences, education and space exploration.

The Gala will be held at 6 p.m. at the Albuquerque Sheraton Uptown; individual tickets are $100 for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. The Gala and its accompanying silent auction is the Museum’s annual fundraising effort; proceeds will benefit the educational and historic programs of the Museum. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information please call (505) 245-2137 x. 110

Environmentalist Patrick Moore, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2009 National Award of Nuclear Science, presented annually by the NAM Foundation to a prominent person that has had an impact on nuclear issues. Dr. Moore will receive the award at the Einstein Society Gala. Past recipients include esteemed author Richard Rhodes, and beloved New Mexican Sentor Pete Domenici.

Dr. Moore currently serves as Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd., a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, chemicals, energy and climate change. Moore served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns, he was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.

In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He was a member of British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change.