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Harwell Open Day - 11th July

This unique event will enable visitors to access all areas and learn about the UK’s involvement in space explorations, exciting experiments with powerful X-rays and neutrons, supercomputing and much more.

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Young physicists and students admiring tracks from sub-atomic particles in a cloud chamber. While these particles are tiny constituents of atoms, they are travelling with high energy. As they pass through the vapour in the chamber they ionise the atoms

On Saturday 11 July 2015, the Harwell campus, including STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and partners, will be opening its doors to the public.

On Saturday 11 July 2015, the Harwell campus, including STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and partners, will be opening its doors to the public. This unique event will enable visitors to access all areas and learn about the UK’s involvement in space explorations, exciting experiments with powerful X-rays and neutrons, supercomputing and much more.

You can get an idea of what you’ll be able to see and do by looking at the brochure and map for the event, or you can download our app (see intructions below).  In addition to the inspiring facilities themselves, there will be demonstrations, talks and activities which are suitable for all ages – whether it’s writing a computer program, making a comet or bursting balloons with lasers, there will be plenty to do!  Doors will open at 9:30 in the morning, and last entry will be at 16:30. The site will close at 17:30. You can find useful information about how to get to site in our 'Information for Visitors' section below.

You can register for the Open Day here

Featured image:

Young physicists and students admiring tracks from sub-atomic particles in a cloud chamber.  While these particles are tiny constituents of atoms, they are travelling with high energy.  As they pass through the vapour in the chamber they ionise the atoms. Source: STFC

Facility Contact

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Tel.: +44 (0)1235 445 000
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European Space Agency (ESA) ECSAT
Tel.: +44 1235 444 221
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Diamond Light Source
Tel.: + 44 (0) 1235 778431 
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Satellite Applications Catapult
Tel.: +44 (0)1235 567999
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Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH)
Tel.: +44 (0) 1235 567700
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