BATAVIA, Ill. – In response to the number of visitors on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is happy to announce that the Lederman Science Center will be open on Saturday, December 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With the exception of that Saturday, the Lederman Science Center will be closed from December 24 through January 1, 2003.
Fermilab’s popular Ask-a-Scientist program will continue to take place over the holidays on Sunday, December 22 and 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. Scientists will meet visitors to answer questions ranging from, “What is dark matter?” to “How do you accelerate a particle close to the speed of light?” Visitors must use the Pine Street entrance on the west side of the lab, and obtain the special “Ask-a-Scientist” pass to proceed to the viewing area of Wilson Hall.
Visitors are also welcome to use the Fermilab site for outdoor recreational use, daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors can park their car at either the Pine Street entrance or Batavia Road entrance and access the Fermilab site by bike or by foot. The Fermilab site offers a variety of outdoor activities, from fishing to bird watching to hiking a mile-long prairie trail.
For more information about the current status of access to Fermilab, go to:http://www.fnal.gov/pub/about/public_affairs/currentstatus.html .
Fermilab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, operated under contract by Universities Research Association, Inc.