HIAF Open Day – 10 August

The Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility tower, Research School of Physics, ANU

As a registered National Science Week event, Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) based at the Australian National University, Canberra will open its doors to public on Saturday 10 August.

Come along and bring your family and friends to taste a liquid nitrogen ice-cream, hear about a natural radioactivity and take part in other demonstrations, as well as get on a tour to hear about a unique facility which enables world-leading research for over 50 years and supports the national capability in such areas as nuclear science, climate and environment, space radiation testing, nuclear medicine, advanced materials and quantum, and many others! 

In a day jam-packed with inquiry and all-inclusive fun, this is a chance to get to know HIAF and its users inside out. Featured activities include:

  • Facility tours.
  • Scientific demonstrations.
  • Coloring-in station for kids.

The event will run from 10 am until 3 pm. Tours will be offered every half an hour for 45 minutes. Demonstration sessions will run every 15 minutes in small groups.

If you would like to attend both a tour and science demonstrations, please book two separate tickets, noting the start and end time for each session.