THE Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) will have fun, educational science programs during the school holidays.
The various tours are targeted at the full range of school-aged children from Sutherland Shire and St George and will be held at Lucas Heights on July 2-14.
¦ The "Up and Atom" science tour that runs daily and provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the country's largest science organisations. Visitors see Australia's only research reactor and state-of-the-art neutron beam instruments while finding out how these facilities are helping to address health and climate change issues.
¦ The HIFAR Heritage tour will have you entering the HIFAR building through a special airlock entrance where you will see the instruments that were used by research scientists for almost five decades. Participants will step inside the control room where reactor operators monitored and controlled all operations. This tour runs from Thursday, July 5 to Saturday July 7.
¦ "Science Careers" Q&A is a special tour of ANSTO's facilities, with particular focus on the diverse career pathways inside a nuclear facility. ANSTO supports scientific learning at the secondary level and encourages students from years 9-12 to attend these tours. There will be a panel of scientists on hand to answer any questions the students may have.
All tours are free and bookings
are essential. Details: 9717 3090.