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Neutrino Day 2017

Neutrino Day, Sanford Lab's free science festival, takes place the second Saturday each July. Discover the fun July 7-8.
Various locations in Lead S.D.
Events take place throughout Lead. Click the map and directions link to view a map of all locations.

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. 

Watch a video from Neutrino Day 2015

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

More Information

Constance Walter
Communications Director
Contact by email
Media Download
Neutrino Day 2017 Poster
7.49 MB
Poster PDF
7.65 MB