The Celebration is on for tonight.
The Muon g-2 team has completed the transport of a 50-foot-wide electromagnet from Long Island to the Chicago suburbs in one piece. The move began on June 22 at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and concluded this morning, July 26 at 4:00 a.m. at Fermilab at Kirk Road and Pine Street in Batavia IL 60510.
Fermilab is inviting family, friends, neighbors and press to join in a final celebration at Fermilab tonight, July 26 to welcome the ring home. Starting at 5:30 pm, families can have fun with hands-on exhibits in Wilson Hall, eat in the cafeteria and talk with scientists while waiting for the ring to make its way across the Fermilab site. When the ring arrives at Wilson Hall, attendees will be led outside to greet it and get a group photo with it before it rolls to its final destination.
The indoor portion of the Muon g-2 event will occur regardless of the weather. The ring will move rain or shine and would be delayed only in the event of lightning. Rain gear is suggested for the outdoor events. Parking is limited on the Fermilab site. Check The Big Move web page for updates.
“We have been captivated by the process and care to transport the Muon g-2 from New York to Batavia this summer,” said Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Chris Hamilton. “The local community has enjoyed the media coverage as this expedition spotlighted Batavia as a leader in the science industry. The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau frequently promotes Fermilab’sPerforming Arts Series, Fermilab Lecture Series and the Art Gallery throughout the year. One of the most popular events that sold out in 2012 was the Physics Slam, where physicists battle by giving short presentations about their respective topics. The audience gets to choose which one does it best!”
The complete schedule and more details can found on the Aurora Area CVB Facebook page.
For more information about all of the attractions and events in Batavia, go to www.EnjoyAurora.com.