"The Brain Scoop" Star Returns to the Black Hills for Neutrino Day

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Science sensation and Rapid City native Emily Graslie returns to the Black Hills tonight for Neutrino Day. The Brain Scoop vlog creator and Chief Curiosity Correspondent at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History joins the Neutrino Day educational fun tonight (July 10), as SDPB’s special guest, with a presentation on the relationship between science and art at the Homestake Opera House. On Saturday (July 11) she’ll give a talk for kids at the Outdoor University at Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City. She'll also be on SDPB Radio's Innovation, Friday at noon CT, 11 MT.  

Graslie joins an all-star cast of scientists, engineers and neutrino hunters during the annual weekend of education and enlightenment presented by the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Ray Jayawardhana, Dean of Science and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto and author of Neutrino Hunters, Strange New Worlds and Star Factories will take listeners on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of the elusive particles known as neutrinos. The hoist room of the Yates elevator shaft at the Sanford Underground Research Facility will be open for tours and SDPB’s own Science Steve conducts Wild Science demonstrations for kids.

Here’s a schedule of Neutrino Day events:

 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Homestake Opera House

5:30pm: Concert — Black Hills State University's music students will perform a choral composition inspired by the sounds of the underground (reception begins at 5pm).

6:30pm: Science And Art with Emily Graslie, host and writer of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube vlog, and Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum of Natural History explores the relationships between art and science. Sponsored by South Dakota Public Broadcasting. 

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sanford Lab: 8:30am to 2pm

Yates Shaft hoist-room tours—Bring your tennis shoes.
Emergency Rescue Team demonstrations and activities.
Wild science demonstrations for kids by “Science Steve” Rokusek.
Meet scientists, engineers, technicians and rescue team personnel.
Solar Telescope— Black Hills Astronomical Society
Waste Water Treatment Plant demonstrations.

 Science talks on Main Street: 9:30am to 3pm, Homestake Opera House

10am: Touch the Dark. Dr. Harry Nelson, University of California Santa Barbara and LUX researcher, discusses the search for dark matter at Sanford Lab and elsewhere.

1:30pm: Neutrinos, Anti-Neutrinos and the Question: Why are We Here? Dr. Steve Elliott, Los Alamos National Laboratory, discusses observations connecting matter, antimatter, solar neutrinos and double beta decay.

3pm: Neutrino Hunters: Chasing a Ghostly Particle to Unlock Cosmic Secrets. Move over Higgs — it's neutrino time. Dr. Ray Jayawardhana takes you on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of these elusive particles, and recounts a captivating detective story with a colorful cast of characters and awesome cosmic implications. 

Activities on Main Street: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Homestake Visitor Center

See the new Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center exhibits.
Live, two-way video chats with scientists underground and at Fermi National Accelerator Lab near Chicago.
Geology demonstrations, Observation Deck.

Homestake Opera House and Manuel Brothers Park 

Activities for children of all ages.

Free admission to the Black Hills Mining Museum. (There is a charge for gold-panning.)

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