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On the table

At SiDet, parts for the first thermal and mechanical CMS high-granularity calorimeter cassette are laid out on the table. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, science, CMS

At SiDet, parts for the first thermal and mechanical CMS high-granularity calorimeter cassette are laid out on the table.

CMS testing

Maral Alyari, left, a research associate from the Particle Physics Division CMS Department, with Texas Tech visitor students Kamal Lamichhane, who is holding the module, and Sonaina Undleeb, LPC graduate scholars, perform thermal tests on CMS high-granularity calorimeter mechanical and thermal mock-up modules. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, people, science

Maral Alyari, left, a research associate from the Particle Physics Division CMS Department, with Texas Tech visitor students Kamal Lamichhane, who is holding the module, and Sonaina Undleeb, LPC graduate scholars, perform thermal tests on CMS high-granularity calorimeter mechanical and thermal mock-up modules.

Magnetic

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Throwback Thursday to March 2006, when this photo was taken. Fermilab’s Duane Newhart sits inside a giant magnet, whose construction began in 1947.

Fermilab’s annual Wonders of Science show is scheduled for Sunday, April 17. This year’s theme is astronomy, and the show will feature Weird Science, a group of current and retired high school teachers who have been recognized locally and nationally for their ability to engage young minds.

Fermilab’s Family Open House is more than just an annual tradition. It’s a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. The Open House is earlier than usual this year – on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1-5 p.m. – but it promises the same sense of wonder you’ve come to expect.