Summer Sundays 2014 July 13 - August 3, 2014
Brookhaven National Laboratory invites you to Summer Sundays. Tour our world-class facilities, attend an array of dynamic science talks, and 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 13 - Brilliant Light, Illuminating Science
Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which upon completion will become one of the world’s most advanced light sources – a giant x-ray microscope! Master the synchrotron quiz while visiting exciting exhibits, and win prizes including a special tour of Long Island’s brightest light. Be mesmerized by the “Science Laser Light Spectacular.”
July 20 - Ultra-small, Tremendous Impacts*
Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter. Play with hands-on activities in the “Nano-Discovery” zone. Be enthralled by the “Magic of Science.”
July 27 - Storm Trackers/Family Fun Day
See how scientists at the National Weather Service forecast our weather and track storms across the New York metropolitan area. Visit the Lab’s Science Learning Center to discover basic scientific theory using magnets, mirrors, and more! Play a part in the “Super Scientific Circus.” Be captivated by Red’s Recycle-O-Rama.”
August 3 - Atom Smashing Fun*
Tour the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator where physicists recreate the conditions of the universe as it is thought have existed microseconds after the Big Bang. See particle detectors as big as a house! Try to stump a physicist. Be mesmerized by “Phenomenal Physics with Mr. Fish.”
*Appropriate for ages 10 and older