May 24, 2010
UPTON, NY — Exciting science shows, tours of world-class science facilities, and entertaining activities for children and adults are all part of the free fun and learning opportunities offered to the public by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory during Summer Sundays, July 11 to August 8.
No reservations are needed to take part in Summer Sundays at Brookhaven Lab, but visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID. Visitors may arrive any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. A different tour and exciting new science show will be featured each week. Arrive early to avoid crowds and to take advantage of the full program.
The last facility visit takes place at 3 p.m. each week, and science shows will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. each Sunday in Berkner Hall. A new hands-on exhibit, Creating Our Future, Sustainability by Design, will be available every Sunday in the Berkner Hall lobby. The cafeteria and gift shop, both in Berkner Hall, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The full Summer Sundays schedule follows:
July 11 — Fueling the Future & Exploring the Ultra Small
Visit the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, where Brookhaven researchers probe structures as small as a billionth of a meter. Follow scientists path of discovery to innovative energy technologies. Be mesmerized by The Magic of Chemistry. This tour is appropriate for adults and children age 10 and over.
July 18 — Bright Light, Dazzling Discoveries
Step inside the National Synchrotron Light Source, where scientists illuminate the inner workings of proteins, polymers, computer chips, and more. Learn about NSLS-II, an intense new light for research, and take the synchrotron-science quiz. Be captivated by the Laser Light Spectacular.
July 25 — Family Fun Day
Bring the family for a fun-filled day of hands-on science! Play with magnets, mirrors, and more at the Science Learning Center. Tour the galaxy in StarLab. Visit the new Science Book Nook. Let the Anti-Gravity show lift your spirit.
August 1 — Storm Trackers
See how scientists at the National Weather Service forecast the weather and track storms across the New York metropolitan area. See a weather balloon up close and watch it soar at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the Weather show.
August 8 — Atom-Smasher Extraordinaire
Visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, a world-class particle accelerator where physicists recreate conditions of the early universe to study the fundamental forces of matter. Stump a physicist and be amazed by the wonders of Phenomenal Physics. This tour is appropriate for adults and children age 10 and over.
For information, call 631 344-2651, check www.bnl.gov, or search Facebook for Summer Sundays. The Laboratory is located one-and-a-half miles north of Long Island Expressway Exit 68.
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