Fermilab offers guided tours during summer time

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Visitors interested in taking a look behind the scenes are welcome to join Fermilab docent Nancy Lanning for a guided tour of the laboratory this summer. The two-hour tour includes a look at some of Fermilab’s accelerators as well as the Main Control Room from which scientists steer more than 40,000 devices to guide particles through the accelerator tunnels. The tour also stops at the Midwest Institute for Neutron Therapy, a cancer treatment center located at Fermilab.

Lanning offers her tour on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 24, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 1:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the tour, but advance registration is required. Children age 10 and older are welcome, but an adult must accompany them. For more information, or to register for a tour, call 630-840-5588 or 630-840-3351 during business hours.

Fermilab is a Department of Energy national laboratory, operated by Universities Research Association, Inc.