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August 14, 2011


Visit PHENIX and STAR, two detector experiments bigger than a house.


No reservations needed.
Gates open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All activities offered on a first-come, first-served basis
Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Handicapped accessible
1-1/2 miles north of LIE Exit 68

Maps & Directions to Brookhaven Lab
Call (631) 344-2651

Visit the Northeast’s largest particle accelerator, where physicists study what the universe may have looked like in the first few moments after its creation. Visit particle detectors as big as a house. Enjoy the "Einstein Alive" Show.

Take a walk into the tunnel that houses RHIC’s twin accelerators and see where ion beams travel near the speed of light. Visit PHENIX and STAR, two detector experiments bigger than a house and learn about conditions that existed in the universe a microsecond after the Big Bang.

Attend a RHIC overview in Berkner Room “B” to obtain a bus ticket to visit these facilities. Overviews are presented every 20 minutes; last facility visit begins at 3:00PM.

The "Einstein Alive" Show
Berkner Hall Auditorium
12noon * 1:30pm * 3:00pm
Be sure to arrive early as the auditorium fills quickly!

Have questions about basic energy, physics or our RHIC facility? Ask a physicist in Berkner Hall Room "A"
11:45am * 1:15pm * 2:45pm


"Cosmic Tug of War: How Dark Energy is Affecting the Evolution of the Universe"
Presented by Zhaoming Ma, Astronomy Phenomenologist, Astrophysics & Cosmology Group, BNL
Science Education Center Auditorium
11:30am * 2:00pm

Visit the carbon neutral laboratory on wheels! Parked outside of the Science Education Center all day.