Brookhaven National Laboratory Summer Sundays Open Houses – http://www.bnl.gov/community/summer_sunday.asp
No reservations needed.
Gates open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.
1-1/2 miles north of LIE Exit 68
Call (631) 344-2651
Visit the Summer Sundays Facebook page to receive monthly updates.
July 17 – Exploring the Ultra Small & Solving the Energy Challenge*
Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven researchers probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Learn about scientists’ latest discoveries in innovative energy technologies. Be amazed by “The Magic of Energy.”
July 24 – Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source and the next-generation NSLS-II, now under construction. See how scientists illuminate the inner workings of proteins, polymers, computer chips, and more. Take the synchrotron science quiz for a chance to win a special tour. Be enthralled by the “Science Laser Light Spectacular.”
July 31 – More to Explore Day
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun! Use the basic scientific method to explore magnets, mirrors and more. Hop aboard a fire truck and learn all about the Laboratory’s protective services. Behold “Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish.”
August 7 – Storm Hunters
Learn how meteorologists at the National Weather Service forecast the weather and track storms across the New York metropolitan area. Watch the launching of a weather balloon at 3:30 pm. Enjoy the “Weather” show.
August 14 – Atom-Smashing Fun*
Visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator where physicists recreate the conditions of the universe as they believe it existed microseconds after the Big Bang! Stump a physicist, and meet “Einstein Alive.”
*Recommended for ages 10 and over
Mark L. Kramer
NYC/LI Chapter of the AMS
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