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’s STAR Detector,
RHIC’s PHENIX Detector,
Light Source, and
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.
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.
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.
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 Interactions.org. 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.