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June 11, 1999

Free Summer Sunday Tours at Brookhaven Lab,
July 11 - August 29

UPTON, NY - This summer, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory Summer Sunday tours will include an inside look at a different Laboratory facility each week, as well as a visit to the recently-opened Camp Upton Historical Collection. Camp Upton was a U.S. Army training camp during World War I and induction center during World War II, before Brookhaven Lab was established on the site in 1947.

The Lab will be open for tours on eight consecutive Sundays, from July 11 to August 29. Tour hours are between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. Guided bus tours will run continuously throughout the day. In addition, the "Whiz Bang Science Show," - popular with both adults and children - will be shown at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. every Sunday during the summer program.

The tour schedule is as follows:

Both children and adults will enjoy lively interactive demonstrations of basic scientific principles offered in the "Whiz Bang Science Show," which will be shown in the Lab's Berkner Hall. How does a "Bernoulli blower" float a beach ball in the air? What's a corrugaphone and how does sound travel through it? These are just a few of the intriguing items to be covered in the show.

In addition, various exhibits will be on display in Berkner Hall, including a demonstration of "Radiation in Everyday Life."

For more information about Brookhaven's free Sunday tours, call the Lab's Public Affairs Office at (516)344-2345. Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.


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