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The Jefferson Lab in Newport News will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The event is free and open to the public.

Every major area of the facility will be open.
In addition to the unique electron beam accelerator, located 25 feet underground, visitors will also be able to see two of the lab's experimental halls, the free electron laser and laser labs, and the test lab where the components for the accelerator are assembled and tested.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Lab staff will give a liquid nitrogen demonstration throughout the day.

Visitors also will be able to see the Jefferson Lab's Computer Center and view a 15-minute video, and the U.S. Department of Energy will have an information booth. A human resources information table will be staffed to answer questions about job

The Jefferson Lab is managed and operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Southeastern Universities Research Association, a consortium of 54 universities from Maryland to Texas.

More information about the open house is available at http://www.jlab.org/openhouse/ or by calling Sarah Ingels at 269-7444, Linda Ware at 269-7689 or Debbie Magaldi at 269-5102.

This article was posted on: April 13, 2001

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