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Visit BNL This Summer

Summer Sunday visitors

Summer Sunday visitors at BNL's National Synchrotron Light Source.

Brookhaven National Laboratory has been opening its doors up to the public for more than 50 years. This year, our Summer Sundays feature talks by researchers, hands-on activities, and science shows, as well as an opportunity for the community to learn about our cutting-edge science and operations and visit our facilities. 

2013 Summer Sundays Schedule

Family Fun Day will be held on July 14. Visit our Science Learning Center, which hosts more than 35,000 school children and teachers each year, use the scientific method to explore magnets, mirrors, and more.  You can also catch a show! "Phenomenal Physics" with Mr. Fish will take place in the Berkner Hall auditorium.

Tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on July 21. NSLS-II, which will be 10,000 times brighter than our current Light Source, will be on display! Visit exciting exhibits, master the synchrotron quiz, and win prizes. Don't miss the "Science Laser Light Spectacular" show in the Berkner Hall auditorium.

On July 28, "Explore the Ultra Small" at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) where Brookhaven scientists probe structures and properties of materials at scales as tiny as a billionth of a meter – 100,000 times smaller than a single human hair. Be sure to stop at the Nano Toy Zone and stay for the "Magic of Energy" show in Berkner Hall.

Visit the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC (pronounced 'Rick"), a world-class particle accelerator where physicists recreate the conditions of the universe just after the Big Bang! On August 4, tour RHIC's house-size particle detectors, try to stump a physicist, and watch the "Einstein Alive" show in the Berkner Hall auditorium.

Free fun, no reservations required! It's always best to arrive early. Our gates open at 10 a.m. The science shows take place each Sunday at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Just remember – visitors 16 and older must bring a photo ID. 

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