LIVERMORE -- The recently discovered super-heavy element named after the city and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory will have its day in the sun on May 30, a celebration of the first anniversary of Livermorium Day.

Recognizing the discovery of element 116 on the periodic table, an interactive Google Hangout -- "Livermorium Day: Celebrating Scientific Discovery"-- will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with Mayor John Marchand, lab scientists, community members and Granada High School and Christensen Middle School students.

The public can watch along by visiting the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Google Plus page at http://bit.ly/RXOjty and contribute to the conversation on Twitter using the #Livermorium hashtag. The conversation will also be projected at the Livermore Civic Center Library's Community Room, preceded by a brief Twitter tutorial starting at 9 a.m.

Continuing the festivities, from 4 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to Livermorium Plaza at Mills Square Park in downtown for a program featuring remarks by Marchand and guest speakers, followed by the unveiling of three Livermorium conceptual works of art. Awards will also be presented to the winners of the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair.

For more information, visit www.cityoflivermore.net.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.



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