Fermilab scientists offer Sunday afternoon tours once a month
Advance registration is required
Once a month on a Sunday afternoon, scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are offering a special behind-the-scene tour. Each month a group of scientists will take visitors to a different experiment or laboratory on site. Each program lasts about two and a half hours. Visitors will listen to a 30-minute presentation by a scientist, take a tour of the Linear Accelerator and Main Control Room, and visit a highlight-of-the-month location. Visitors will always go to the viewing area on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, where several scientists and docents will be on hand to answer questions ranging from "Why does Fermilab have buffalo?" to "How can you see a quark?"
The tours take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Participation in the program is limited. Visitors need to call 630-840-5588 during business hours to register for the next available tour. The minimum age for participation is 10 years. Advance registration for the program, which is free of charge, is required by Friday at noon before each tour. Check the calendar of tours and events for dates and the option to register online.
Fermilab is a national laboratory funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy, managed by Fermi Research Alliance, Inc.
|last modified 01/25/2007 email Fermilab|