Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 25  |  Friday, December 20, 2002  |  Number 21
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Website for Fermilab events: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/events.html

The Travel Office will be closed the entire day on: Dec.24,2002; Dec.25,2002; Dec.31,2002; Jan.01,2003

The Lederman Science Education Center will be closed for the holidays from Dec.24, 2002 through Jan.01,2003, and reopening on Jan.2.

The popular Ask-A-Scientist program has returned to the 15th floor of Wilson Hall, every Sunday, including December 22 and December 29, from 1:30 p.m.to 3:30 p.m. Scientists will meet visitors to answer questions ranging from “What is dark matter?”to “How do you accelerate a particle close to the speed of light?” Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance on the west side of the lab, and obtain the special “Ask-A-Scientist” pass to proceed to the viewing area of Wilson Hall.

The international folk dancers will continue to dance every Thursday throughout the holiday season,and will again celebrate with live music on Dec.26. Joining them that evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Barn will be Don Weeda,a renowned accordionist who hails from Austin,Texas,and who was last seen in this area at this past September ’s Fox Valley Folk Festival in Geneva. As always,the public is welcome. list and provide a picture ID when they enter at the west gate to the lab at Kirk Road and Pine Street. For more information and directions,please email folkdance@fnal.gov or call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194.

The group will not meet the following two Tuesdays, on Christmas Eve and New Year ’s Eve,and will resume on Tuesday,January 7,2003.Contact: Mady Newfield,630-584-0825.In accordance with Fermilab security,those who are do not have lab ID must call in advance to be put on the admission list and provide a picture ID when they enter at the west gate to the lab at Kirk Road and Pine Street. For more information and directions,please email folkdance@fnal.gov or call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194.


  • Pre-assembly of the MINOS Near Detector, at Fermilab ’s New Muon Lab.At the end of 2003, the detector planes will be brought underground.
  • Kay Behr (ID 7716,ES& H Security Com/Center Team), Dec.6.
  • Robert Marquardt (ID 864,BD-Accelerator Controls), Dec.10.
  • Douglas Fisher (ID 11993,TD-Headquarters), Dec.31.


February 8, 2003
Tickets - $17 ($9 ages 18 and under)
Libana is now in its 23rd season of researching, performing, and celebrating songs, dances, and instrumental music of women from around the world.

Dragon’s Tale: Nai-Ni Chen Dance
March 8, 2003
Tickets- $19 ($10 ages 18 and under)
Bringing to life the culture and traditions of China, this full-length family show leaves children mesmerized at each enchanting, astounding dance, and adults equally caught up in the magic of it all.

Quartetto Gelato
April 5, 2003
Tickets - $21 ($11 ages 18 and under)
As the engaging innovators of a fresh approach to classical music, Quartetto Gelato has won the hearts of audiences worldwide since their remarkable 1994 debut season.

Orquesta Aragon
May 10, 2003 Tickets - $26 ($13 ages 18 and under)
Fermilab is pleased to provide a rare opportunity to see one of the most influential groups in Cuban music.

Tickets for all Fermilab Events are available now. For further information or telephone reservations, call 630/840-ARTS weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is available at www.fnal.gov/culture.


Classical music at 2:30 p.m.on Sunday afternoons, in the second-floor gallery of Wilson Hall.

Chicago Chamber Musicians Brass
January 26, 2003
Since its founding in 1994, the CCM Brass has established itself as a foremost interpreter of the brass repertoire. With some of North America’s leading brass players, they present spectacular performances of cornerstones of the literature.

David Schrader
February 16, 2003
David Schrader is equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, clavichord, piano or fortepiano. His performance in this seasons’ Gallery Chamber Series will feature music of the 16th and 17th centuries performed on the Italian harpsichord and clavichord.

Scholars of Cambrai
March 23, 2003
This quartet of two lutenists and two vocalists was founded for the purpose of performing music from the late medieval through early Baroque periods. The ensemble gives particular attention to little- known works and composers of the Renaissance era.

$36 for three concerts,$15 for single tickets if available (Series tickets for sale until January 1)

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