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Summer Sundays

Brookhaven Lab is bringing our science into communities with its Summer Sundays in Suffolk County

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July 17, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vanderbilt Museum and Reichert Planetarium

180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721

Join scientists from Brookhaven Lab as they discuss the wonders of the universe at the Vanderbilt Museum and Reichert Planetarium. Take a turn with hands-on experiences that show the different weights in different planetary gravities, explore craters of the moon, and more!

The Vanderbilt Museum and grounds and Reichert Planetarium will open at 9:30 a.m.and admission will be FREE for all members of the public until 2 p.m. Visitors will have access to the grounds as well as exhibits in the Vanderbilt Mansion and Marine Museum. Seating for the scientific talks and Planetarium shows require reservations. Please click on the show below to reserve your seat!

10 a.m. The Invisible Universe” Scientist Steven Bellavia of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department will share his talk about the universe (45 minutes).  
11 a.m. Can we see the flag on the moon?” Scientist Steven Bellavia of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department will share his talk about the flag on the moon (45 minutes).
Noon One world, One Sky” Planetarium astronomy show (45 minutes). Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they see the same stars at night.
1 p.m. A Guide to Galactic Cosmic Rays: Studying Space Particles at Brookhaven National Lab” Scientist Jessica Gasparik of Brookhaven Lab's NASA Space Radiation Laboratory will share her talk about galactic cosmic rays (45 minutes).