Summer Sundays 2013 July 14 - August 4, 2013
This summer, Brookhaven National Laboratory invites you to attend our Summer Sundays experience. Tour our world-class facilities, attend an array of dynamic science talks,see a different science show each week.
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
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Call (631) 344-2651
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For several weeks this summer, the Laboratory welcomes members of the public to its site. We plan days that include visits to our facilities, opportunities to speak with our researchers, special activities for adults and children, and much more – and it’s all free! Check back for more details.
July 14 - Family Fun Day
A fabulous day of hands-on family fun! Visit the Science Learning Center to discover basic scientific theory using magnets, mirrors, and more. Hop aboard a fire truck and learn all about the Laboratory’s protective services. See the fire safety show. Be captivated by the “Phenomenal Physics of Mr. Fish” show.
July 21 - Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and the next generation NSLS-II, currently under construction. See how scientists illuminate the inner working of proteins, polymers, computer chips and more. Take the synchrotron quiz for a chance to win a special prize. Be enthralled by the the “Science Laser Spectacular.”
July 28 - Exploring the Ultra Small*
Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven Scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Learn about scientists’ latest discoveries in innovative technologies. Be excited by the “Magic of Energy” show.
August 4- Atom Smashing Fun*
Tour the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator where physicists re-create the conditions of the universe as they believe it existed microseconds after the Big Bang! See particle detectors as big as a house! Stump a physicist and meet “Einstein Alive”.
*Recommended for ages 10 and over