Fwd: CERN Press Release: CERN Open Days: bookings to visit the underground facilities are now being taken
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*CERN Open Days: bookings to visit the underground facilities are now
Geneva, 15 August 2013. From today, CERN will be taking bookings for
visits of its underground facilities during the Open Days. From 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. on 28 and 29 September, members of the public will have a rare
opportunity to visit one of CERN's underground sites. Two points of the
Large Hadron Collider, CERN's flagship accelerator, will be open to
visitors, as will its four main experiments and the SPS, another
As the capacity for underground visits is limited, access to the
underground facilities will be by reservation only, and tickets must be
obtained from the CERN Open Days website. For safety reasons, children
aged 12 or under will not be admittedto the underground sites. Each
person will be able to reserve up to four tickets, which will be valid
for a specific day and timeslot. The tickets, which are free of charge,
will be made available on the site progressively over a four-week period.
CERN operates state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation, particle
accelerators and detectors, in the pursuit of fundamental knowledge
about matter and the Universe. Its largest accelerator, the LHC, is an
underground ring measuring 27 kilometres in circumference that smashes
tiny particles into each other. Their collisions are analysed by several
detectors, including in particular four huge machines measuring tens of
metres in height and length, packed with millions of sensors. The LHC is
fed by a chain of accelerators, the last of which is the Super Proton
Synchrotron (SPS), housed in an underground tunnel measuring 7
kilometres in circumference.
As well as the underground facilities, the public will be able to
discover 35 other exciting sites where CERN's activities increase our
knowledge, such as laboratories, the Computer Centre, accelerators and
experiments accessible on the surface and technical facilities. Visitors
will have the chance to meet scientists, engineers and technicians, who
will explain the discoveries and technologies of the world's largest
particle physics laboratory.
All visits and activities will be free of charge.
In view of the large number of visitors expected, certain roads will be
closed to traffic. No parking for the general public will be available
on the CERN sites, so visitors are strongly recommended to use public
transport and the shuttle-bus service provided for the event. These
shuttle buses, for which there will be no charge, will make regular
trips between the external car parks and the CERN visit sites. Each
visitor will be entitled to a free ticket for one return trip to the
Open Days, valid on all public transport within the Unireso Tout Genève
zone, courtesy of our partner for the event /Transport Publics Genevois/
(Geneva's public transport system).
To reserve tickets for the underground visits and for practical
information concerning all aspects of the Open Days, please consult the
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