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Sanford Underground Lab to host Neutrino Day 2009

Neutrino Day 2009 is set for Saturday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sanford Underground Lab at Homestake in Lead.

Neutrino Day is a free science festival for all ages. The Neutrino Day events begin at 8:30 a.m. with free shuttle rides from the Homestake Visitor Center to the mine. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hands-on- science demonstrations, experiments, and walking tours to the Yates Shaft hoist room will be provided.

Events Include:
• “Fly Me to the Moon,” a 3-D animated movie that kids of all ages will enjoy, air at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

• A 15 minute video, “The Ghost Particle,” telling the Homestake neutrino story will be shown at 9:00, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m.

• Physicist Peggy Norris, will explain how “neutrino” became Homestake’s middle name in the presentation “Ray Davis, neutrino pioneer”.

• Tom Durkin from the South Dakota Space Consortium will present “Images from Space” at 11:00 a.m.

• Physicist Jose Alonso will report on the latest progress at the Sanford Lab at 12:00 p.m. with his presentation “Deep science begins at the 4850 Level.”

The Homestake Visitor Center is located at the Open Cut at 160 West Main St in Lead. Neutrino Day is sponsored by Black Hills State University, the City of Lead, Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

For more information please visit or 605-722-8650.

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