NEWPORT NEWS—For science enthusiasts who have ever wanted to go behind the scenes of a world-class national research laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is offering a free and exclusive opportunity for the public to go behind the scenes and virtually tour the lab in a live online event scheduled for September 28 at 6:30pm.
Presented at a level appropriate for middle to high school students and their families, the event will feature many technical areas at Jefferson Lab that have never before been accessible to the public, including during in-person Open House events.
During the 90-minute event, the tour will take an in-depth look at the lab’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, including the accelerator, and three experimental halls. Participants will learn about the unique research and incredible scientific equipment that makes it all work.
The tour will also go behind the scenes of world-leading particle accelerator research and development in the SRF Institute and tour through some of the largest superfluid helium refrigerators in the world in the rarely accessible Central Helium Liquefier. Jefferson Lab’s world-leading experts will also be on-hand to answer questions during the live broadcast.
Fall for Science is a family-friendly and free online event. No advance registration is required. Additional educational activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math topics will be available following the event, as well as STEM-focused teacher resources to help continue the discussion and education.
For more information, educational materials and a link to the event, visit https://www.jlab.org/vft2021.