Harwell Open Day (Free event)

Harwell Open Day (Free event)

Saturday 29th June 2024 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX, South East

Take a look at science up close, for a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Harwell Campus.

Harwell Campus plays a leading role in keeping the UK at the forefront of research. In June 2024, and for the first time in eight years, Harwell will invite visitors to come and explore behind the scenes, see first-hand where some of the world’s most pioneering research takes place and meet the scientists and technicians who deliver the breakthroughs and discoveries they hear about on the news.

The Harwell Campus hosts a range of world-leading scientific facilities, which will be opening their doors to visitors this June. The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, RAL Space, Scientific Computing, Particle Physics, the Central Laser Facility and Diamond, the UK’s national synchrotron light source, are just some of the departments opening their doors, all located on site.

Experts from our different facilities will be on hand to talk about their inspirational work and how it will improve life for current and future generations. There will be exhibition spaces located around the site allowing visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the science and technology carried out both at Harwell and at the other locations run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) – from supercomputing, accelerator science, and next generation telescopes to biological sciences and robotics.

Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

Forthcoming events

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  • Harwell Open Day (Free event)

    Saturday 29th June 2024 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, OX11 0QX

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