The International Space Development Conference is proud to offer a specially arranged all-day tour of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab on Friday, May 28.

The planned departure time for the tour is 7:00 am. The tour group should be back at the hotel by 5:30 pm.

NOTE 1: The deadline for registering for the tour is May 17. Tour registrations after that date will not be accepted.

NOTE 2: Due to facility restrictions, foreign nationals will need to complete and submit an Access Information Sheet for the Argonne component of the tour. This paperwork must be completed and turned in to Argonne National Laboratory by May 17.
  Download Argonne Access Information Sheet PDF

In order to be admitted to the Argonne facility:

Argonne National Laboratory Tour Highlights

Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by the University of Chicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the most technologically complex machines in the world. This premier national research facility provides the brightest x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 (and growing) scientists from around the United States and the world. These scientists come to the APS from universities, industry, medical schools, and other research institutions to carry out research that promises new discoveries in nearly every scientific discipline, from materials science to biology, chemistry, environmental and planetary science, and fundamental physics. The x-ray beams provided by this remarkable facility enable the collection of data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames. The knowledge researchers gain here is having a real and positive impact on our technologies, our health, our economy, and our fundamental understanding of the materials that make up our world.

ATLAS - The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world's first superconducting ion accelerator ever built. It is capable of accelerating ions of all natural elements from hydrogen to uranium for research into the properties of the nucleus, the core of matter, the fuel of stars.

Nuclear Engineering Exhibit showcases Argonne's rich heritage in the development of nuclear reactors and its current role in the development of next generation reactors and fuel cycle technologies.

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MAY 27th - 31st, 2010


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