Skip to main content
Event: Public event

Neutrino Day: A Cosmic Symphony

This year's city-wide science festival explores the infinite intersections between science and the arts.

Neutrino Day: A Cosmic Symphony highlights the value of collaboration between the arts and sciences. In addition to a host of activities throughout the City of Lead, this year's all-day event will feature “The Legend of the Northern Lights,” a film that combines visual imagery and music to tell the story behind the Northern Lights phenomena. The film is a collaboration between Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado and the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. The performance includes a narrator; the Orchestra will perform live.

Tentative schedule: 

Friday, July 12, 2019

11 a.m. Mountain Time

  • Listen to a SDPB Live Broadcasting from the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

8:30 a.m. — 3 p.m.

  • Hoistroom tours: Tours begin at the Visitor Center where guests will receive a wristband and specific time for their tour. VC Trolley will be dedicated to hoistroom tours.

9 a.m. — 3 p.m. 

  • Activities begin at locations throughout the City of Lead. Check out the activities at each location below!


  • Sanford Lab
    • SDPB's "Science" Steve
    • Displays and experiments
    • Science videos in the classroom
      • South Dakota Public Broadcasting presents a sneak preview of Images of the Past: Space Age South Dakota, a 30-minute documentary. Previews at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
      • Variety of fun videos about science.     
    • Kiewit-Alberici large equipment demonstration, parking lot
  • Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
    • Hoistroom tours starting point (free tickets)
    • 10 a.m.: Live video chat with CERN researchers and virtual tour of the CMS experiment
    • 1 p.m.: Live video chat with LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter researchers on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab
    • Activities at Visitor Center:
      • Geology, observation deck
      • Solar telescope, observation deck
      • Emergency Rescue Team fire suppression, near Davis Ring
  • Manuel Brother's Park
    • Native American games, Manuel Brother's Park
    • Black Hills Energy, Manuel Brother's Park pavilion 
  • All-in-One Event Center
    • Hands-on science for all ages
  • Lead/Deadwood Arts Center
    • Art activity
    • Interactions Photowalk Photography Show           
  • Historic Homestake Opera House
    • 11 a.m.: Speaker, Cabot-Ann Christofferson, "The Case for Curiosity in Science"

Keynote Event

4 p.m. at the Historic Homestake Opera House  

"The Legend of the Northern Lights" by Jose Francisco Salgado, with a live performance from the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra


Media Download
Neutrino Day 2019 Flyer
2.38 MB
Media Download
Neutrino Day 2019 Poster
4.12 MB
Neutrino Day 2019 schedule and map
1.8 MB