Sites

Museums


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum | www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/

This is online site for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as section that looks at the atomic bomb and peace through the eyes of children. It also contains an excellent resource of photos and artifacts.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum | nagasakipeace.jp/english.html

This is online site for the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as records of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing.

Bradbury Science Museum | www.lanl.gov/museum

Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, it is primary museum for Los Alamos National Lab.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History | www.nuclearmuseum.org

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. It was formally located on Kirtland Air Force Base, before moving off base in 2001. It covers early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

The National Atomic Testing Museum | nationalatomictestingmuseum.org

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Smithsonian Affiliated museum focuses on the nuclear testing at the nearby Nevada Test Site.

A-Bomb WWW Museum | www.atomicbombmuseum.org/

This Japanese site provides an excellent record of the bombing of Hiroshima. Included in the site are historical records and memoirs of survivors. The site also documents the aftereffects of the bomb including the problems faced by children of survivors of the bomb.

Nuclear Weapons Museum at Arzamas-16 | www.vniief.ru/en/nuclearcentre/Museum/

An online photographic tour of the museum at the Los Alamos of the former Soviet Union, Arzamas-16. Photos and descriptions of the first Soviet atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb, the development of tactical and ballistic weapons, and the installations used for testing weapons.

Resources


The Nuclear Weapons Archive | nuclearweaponarchive.org

An excellent and extensive site for learning more about nuclear weapons. This website offers extensive information on the history and status of nuclear weapons. The site is organized chronologically, with a section on the physics that led up to the Fat Man and Little Boy atomic bombs, a section on atomic and nuclear weapons since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and a section on the current state of nuclear weapons in the world.

The National Security Archive | nsarchive.gwu.edu

The National Security Archive was founded in 1985 by a group of journalists and scholars who had obtained documentation from the U.S. government under the Freedom of Information Act and sought a centralized repository for these materials. Over the past decade, the Archive has become the world's largest non governmental library of declassified documents.

Atomic Heritage Foundation | www.atomicheritage.org

This site seeks preserve the historical importance of the Manhattan Project, to recognize and memorialize the efforts of all World War II veterans, and to promote the safe and beneficial use of nuclear energy.

Cold War International History Project | www.wilsoncenter.org/program/cold-war-international-history-project

The Cold War International History Project aims to disseminate new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world.

Nuclear Threat Initiative | www.nit.org

NTI's mission is to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI seeks to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking and take direct action to reduce these threats. This is an excellent resource of current WMD information.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists | www.thebulletin.org/

The foremost journal on nuclear issues is now online. Visit and see how the Doomsday Clock has moved throughout the Atomic Age.

Trinity Atomic Web Site | www.abomb1.org

The purpose of Trinity Atomic Web Site is to tell the story of nuclear weapons through historical documents, photos, and videos.

Nuclear Chemistry and the Community | www.chemcases.com/nuclear/

Part of the ChemCases website, this unit covers the basic concepts of nuclear chemistry. This site explores the legacy of radiation: the fear of contamination, the problems in the generation of nuclear power, the widespread medical uses of radioisotopes, and the worldwide question, as yet unsolved, of what should be done with nuclear byproducts.

Remembering Nagasaki | www.exploratorium.edu/nagasaki/

A photographic journey through the ruins of Nagasaki at Exploratorium in San Francisco. A companion book has been published.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project | www.brookings.edu/research/u-s-nuclear-weapons-cost-study-project/

From The Brookings Institution. A highly detailed look at what the Atomic Age has cost us.

Atomic Central | www.atomcentral.com

A link to an award winning movies such as; Trinity and Beyond, Atomic Journeys, from VCE.

NUKEMap | nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap

NUKEMAP, created by Alex Wellerstein, a nuclear historian, allows people to explore the blast radius of a nuclear bomb anywhere in the world. Users can select the tiniest bomb ever designed, all the way up to the largest, and see what the fallout would be.

Government


Los Alamos National Laboratory | www.lanl.gov

This website is the official site of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), which designed the initial atomic bombs.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | www.lanl.gov

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was established in 1952 as a second nuclear weapon design lab.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory | www.ornl.gov/history

This website is the official site of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which began with the goal of producing uranium-235 for the Manhattan Project.

Hanford Site | www.hanford.gov

The website contains a broad spectrum of information on Hanford from 1943 to the present. The plutonium production site played a pivotal role in the nation's defense for more than 50 years, beginning in the 1940s with its creation as part of the Manhattan Project.

Argonne National Laboratory | www.anl.gov/our-history

This website contains information about the lab that originating from the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Nevada National Security Site | www.nnss.gov

Established as the Atomic Energy Commission's on-continent proving ground, the Nevada Test Site has seen more than four decades of nuclear weapons testing. It contains an archive of photographs, documents and video clips.

International Atomic Energy Agency | www.iaea.org/

This website, the official site of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides the public with information about the agency, as well as its publications. Concerns featured on the website include depleted uranium, nuclear waste, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, arms control, and inspection activities in Iraq. The site lists books, periodicals, and other documents published by the IAEA. It is an excellent source of information on international nuclear issues.