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About the Brookhaven Photowalk

Brookhaven National Lab is inviting both amateur and professional photographers to a three-hour, behind-the-scenes Photowalk of the laboratory on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Participants will be able to visit and photograph five major experimental facilities that are not usually accessible to the public including The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) Tunnel, RHIC’s STAR Detector, RHIC’s PHENIX Detector, National Synchrotron Light Source, and National Synchrotron Light Source II.
The Brookhaven Lab Photowalk is part of the global Particle Physics Photowalk taking place this fall at multiple labs across the world. In the United States, the event will take place on Sept. 22 at both Brookhaven and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois.

Space is limited

Advance registration is required for all participants and will be limited to the first 50 photographers to sign up online. Brookhaven Lab employees and their family members are ineligible to participate.

Brookhaven Lab will maintain a waiting list to fill in any cancellations, and registered photographers will be contacted in the event of any openings.

The event is free of charge, and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Once you've registered

All photographers will receive a confirmation email for their participation and must report to Brookhaven’s Berkner Hall by 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 22. All participants must follow the Brookhaven Lab Photowalk guidelines.

After a welcome and safety briefing, the photographers will be divided into five groups of 10. Each group will visit each of the five research areas and be given about 30 minutes to take as many photos as they want. A Brookhaven-provided bus will transport photographers from one research area to another. The Photowalk will take place rain or shine.

Get your photos seen!

Participants in the Brookhaven Lab Photowalk will have the chance to submit photos taken during the event, and the Lab will feature the best photos in a gallery on our website. In addition, Brookhaven will forward the top five photos to the worldwide Photowalk competition, organized by the particle physics website Check out the past winners of the contest.

See the details of the rules for participating in the photo contest.

Questions about the Brookhaven Lab Photowalk? Please email Justin Eure or call 631-344-2347.