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Harwell Open Days - July 2015

This July, the Harwell campus, including STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and partners, will be opening its doors to the public and schools.

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This July, the Harwell campus, including STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and partners, will be opening its doors to the public and schools.

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.

We’ll be running live link-ups with our partners at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, exploring the Vulcan laser – a laser so intense that it is similar to taking all of the sunlight shining on the Earth and focussing it onto a pin head, seeing the world in infra-red and lots more.

Organisations across the campus are taking part in the open days, which will see 1,500 schoolchildren and 10,000 members of the public visit the site in Oxfordshire, which contains some of the UK’s largest and most advanced scientific facilities.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to see behind the scenes of cutting-edge science and discovery at the UK’s largest science campus. A diverse range of facilities will be open, allowing you to plan your own visit and really explore the site. Whether you’re fascinated by lasers, space, medical research, or particle physics, there’s something for all the family.

Read more on our Open Days pages. More detailed programmes of events can be found on the For Schools and For Public pages.

Facility Contact

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Tel.: +44 (0)1235 445 000
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STFC: Central Laser Facility (CLF)
Tel.: +44(0)1235 445603
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STFC: ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source
Tel.: +44 1235 445592
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STFC: RAL Space
Tel.: +44 (0)1235 445 000
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STFC: Scientific Computing Department
Tel.: +44 (0)1235 821900
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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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