October 23, 2019

Slideshow: SLAC opens its doors for science fun at Community Day

Visitors of all ages shared a science-packed evening of activities.

By Ali Sundermier

Community Day Vacuum
Community Day, a collaborative effort between SLAC and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), was filled with dozens of interactive exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. Here, volunteers demonstrate vacuum science techniques. (Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
Community Day Control Room
Kids learned what it's like to be in the accelerator operator's chair for a night. ( Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
Community Day Telescope
Before the sun set, visitors had the opportunity to do some solar viewing through a large telescope. (Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
Community Day Fire Music
In this Ruben's Tube demo, volunteers visualize sound waves with fire streaming out of a tube. (Jacqueline Orrell/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
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