Ciência Aberta (Open Science) 2016
The LNLS celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first electron turn in its UVX synchrotron light source with the “Open Science” event by opening its doors to the public on May 21st, 2016. The event featured guided tours of the facilities and other attractions.
Even with the cold and the rain, more than 3,500 people attended this open day, which far exceeded the expectations of the organization. More than 700 people had the opportunity to make the complete visit to the LNLS facilities, which included visiting the laboratory’s auxiliary buildings, where various components are being developed and measured for the new Sirius synchrotron light source currently under construction by the LNLS. Visitors were surprised by the level of complexity of the project and had contact with professionals from various technological areas.
Optionally to the extended route, short visits were also offered, which provided a panoramic view of the accelerator, and from the main structures of the light source.