This year, Sanford Lab celebrates those people whose tenacity leads to amazing science discoveries. The festival includes hoistroom tours, science activities and exhibits, live video chats with scientists at Fermilab and underground at Sanford Lab, and presentations that focus on the discovery of gravitational waves and future science at Sanford Lab. The full schedule is below.
Friday, July 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.-noon: Live broadcast on SDPB Radio from the 4850 Level featuring
- Mike Headley, SURF Lab Director
- Constance Walter, Communications Director
- Michael Landry, keynote speaker
- Bonnie Fleming, LBNF/DUNE
- Penny Penniston, playwright “now then again”
5:00 p.m.: Doors Open at Opera House
5:15 p.m.: Opening reception/Welcome, Opera House
5:45 p.m.: Opening Remarks from Constance Walter and Sarah Carlson
6:00 p.m.: “now then again”
Gold Camp Players, Historic Homestake Opera House
(Penny Penniston will address questions after the play)
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Manuel Brothers Park
9:00 a.m.: Opening Activity—Eclipse practice balloon launch
Sanford Underground Research Facility (Catch shuttle from the Visitor Center)
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: SDPB's "Science" Steve
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Displays and experiments
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Fun science videos on the big screen
Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, 160 W. Main St.
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hoistroom Tours, shuttles depart from the Visitor Center
Free tickets available beginning at 8:15 a.m. at the Visitor Center
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Geology demonstrations
10:00-10:45 a.m.: Live video chat with scientists at Fermilab
1:00-1:45 p.m.: Live video chat, Davis Campus
Gold Rush Plaza, 201 W. Main St.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hands-on activities for all ages
10:30 a.m.: “Three Flavors” - Discovering Neutrinos Scheduled Activity
12:30 p.m.: “Between a Rock and a Dark Place” - Discovering Real World Science Using Our Senses, with a K-2 Curriculum Unit Demonstration
2:00 p.m.: “Visualizing Gravity” - Discovering Gravitational Waves Scheduled Activity
Historic Homestake Opera House, 313 W. Main St.
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Journey Museum GeoDome
11:00 a.m.: Bonnie Fleming, speaker, LBNF/DUNE
4:00 p.m.: Michael Landry, Keynote, LIGO
6:00 p.m.: “now then again” encore performance
Black Hills Mining Museum, 323 W. Main St.
10:00-a.m.-3:30 p.m.: FREE Admission