Lead, S.D.—Neutrino Day, the Sanford Lab’s free annual science festival, is expanding to downtown Lead, with a full day of science talks and hands-on activities on Saturday, July 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Park at the Homestake Visitor Center on Main Street and catch free shuttles to all venues. Activities at the lab’s surface campus will include hoist room tours (wear sturdy shoes), live video chats with scientists a mile underground and wild science demonstrations for kids by Steve Rokusek of South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Events on Main Street will include:
- An art show, “Into the Dark: Art Exploring Dark Matter, featuring 20 of South Dakota’s preeminent painters, sculptors and photographers, at the Lead Deadwood Art Center
- A noon Science Café sponsored by South Dakota Public Broadcasting at Lead’s Own Bumpin’ Buffalo restaurant
- Science talks at the Historic Homestake Opera House
- Science and engineering displays and activities for all ages at the Black Hills Mining Museum, the Hearst Library in Lead, the Historic Homestake Opera House and the Homestake Visitor Center
"Science through Art and Music."
Emmy-nominated astronomer José Francisco Salgado of Chicago’s Adler planetarium will cap off Neutrino Day with this talk at 3 p.m. at the Historic Homestake Opera House. Salgado also is an experimental photographer and filmmaker, who has photographed more than 30 scientific sites around the world —from the South Pole in Antarctica to the Sanford Lab in Lead, where last year he shot special footage for an upcoming planetarium show on dark matter. Salgado’s films have been presented with live music in 90 concerts in 14 countries, with orchestras such as the Boston Pops, the Chicago Symphony and San Francisco Symphony. On Neutrino Day, Salgado will showcase his work, including never-before-seen footage from the Sanford Lab, and he’ll talk about the creative process he uses to blend art and science.
Other science talks include: