Livermore, CA – On May 30th, the City of Livermore, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 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. Mayor John Marchand proclaimed May 30th Livermorium Day to recognize the discovery of chemical element 116 on the periodic table, which was named in honor of the City and the researchers who discovered it. Livermore is one of only six cities around the world for which an element has been named.
An interactive Google Hangout will be held from 9:30am-10:30am with Mayor Marchand, LLNL scientists, members of the community, and students from Granada High School and Christensen Middle School. The public can also watch “Livermorium Day: Celebrating Scientific Discovery” live on Google+ and contribute to the conversation on Twitter by using the #Livermorium hashtag.
The Livermore Civic Center Library will be projecting the Google Hangout conversation in the Library’s Community Room, preceded by a brief introduction to Twitter at 9:00am. Community members interested in participating in the Twitter tutorial at the Library should bring a laptop or mobile device capable of connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi and arrive no later than 9:00am. Those who wish to join the Hangout remotely can find more information at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Google Plus page at plus.google.com/+LivermoreLab
In the evening from 4:00pm-5pm, community members are invited to a celebration in Livermorium Plaza at Mills Square Park. Following Mayor John Marchand’s opening remarks, the event will proceed with guest speakers and the unveiling of three Livermorium conceptual works of art. Awards will be presented to the winners of the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair.
About the City of Livermore
Incorporated in 1876, the City of Livermore (www.cityoflivermore.net) is the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay Area. With just over 83,000 residents, Livermore’s heritage is an eclectic blend of wine-making, cattle ranching and agriculture, cultural arts, and cutting edge technology. The city’s renowned reputation in science, technology and innovation is showcased at Sandia National Laboratories and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which has been internationally recognized for its work in discovering Element 116 on the Periodic Table – Livermorium. The Livermore Premium Outlets on Interstate-580 and the city’s award-winning downtown provide a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors alike.