BNL Open to Public on Summer Sundays — July 18 Stars The National Synchrotron Light Source

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 BNL during Summer Sundays.


The National Synchrotron Light Source

No reservations are needed, but visitors 16 and older 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 and 3 p.m. each Sunday in Berkner Hall. A new hands-on exhibit, “Creating Our Future, Sustainability by Design,” will be displayed 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.

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 “Science Laser Light Spectacular.”

The remaining weeks will feature the following:

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 10 and older.

For more information, call 631 344-2651, check, or search Facebook for Summer Sundays.

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