Chautauqua Course DAY-14
The Birthplace and Early History of the Atomic Bomb
NOEL HARVEY PUGACH, Professor Emeritus, Department of History,
October 3 - 5, 2013 in and near Albuquerque, NM Apply: DAY
Note: This course is based in
This course will explore the
science, politics and geography behind the creation of the world's first atomic
weapons via lectures and field trips.
Although the top-secret Manhattan Project created installations all
across the country, the community with the highest profile remained
This three-day course will examine
the origin and early saga of atomic weapons.
It will consist of formal lectures on the first day, a trip to
At the end of the course one could opt to attend the large balloon fiesta in Albuquerque. It is unrelated to course activity.
For college teachers of: all disciplines. Prerequisites: none.
Costs for 2013
Application fee: $100
Course fee: $395 [Due in April 2013]
Optional on-site lodging: around $84 per night plus tax for one or two people
We will attempt to find participant roommates for those who ask.
Dr. Pugach is Professor Emeritus in History at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in US foreign relations and has devoted attention to Truman’s role. Dr. Pugach has lectured on the decision to use the atomic bomb on Japan and the diplomacy of the bomb in the wider context. The other speakers are all specialists in early atomic history.