Free Summer Sunday Tours at Brookhaven Lab, July 8 - August 26
NY - This summer, Sunday tours of the U.S. Department of Energy's
Brookhaven National Laboratory will feature exciting, new interactive
exhibits and an inside look at a different Laboratory facility each week.
A brand new, hands-on exhibit will engage participants in the
scientific method; and robots, including those built by local high school
students, will be demonstrated.
The Lab will be open for tours on eight consecutive Sundays, from July
8 to August 26. 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
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.
Visitors are also welcome to see the 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 tour schedule is as follows:
Chemistry Department Explore chemical reactions that govern the body,
brain and environment. See how chemicals are part of everyday life.
Biology Department Take a fascinating look into the world of biology and
the important role it plays in gene sequencing and vaccine and drug
development. Also, visit the greenhouses.
National Weather Service Visit the National Weather Service office where
all of the day-to-day observations, forecasts and warnings are issued. See
the Doppler radar and computer technology that makes it possible. Attend a
live launch of a weather balloon at 1:30 p.m.
Waste Management Facility Tour this state-of-the-art facility, which was
constructed with many unique environmental protection features. See what
it's like to suit up in personal protective equipment.
Brookhaven National Laboratory Fire Station Visit the firehouse and see
demonstrations of emergency response equipment.
National Synchrotron Light Source See the light! Discover how infrared,
ultraviolet, and x-ray "light" produced in the NSLS is used for
scientific research in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and many
Medical Department Learn about Brookhaven's clinical research on
addiction, osteoporosis, obesity, and aging. Meet researchers who are
helping NASA find out about the safety of extended space travel for
Atmospheric Sciences Check out the sophisticated instruments used to study
atmospheric aerosols, which are major contributors to both climate change
and air pollution.
For more information about Brookhaven's free Sunday tours, call (631)
344-2651. 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 conducts
research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well
as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major
facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists.
The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership
led by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science
and technology organization.