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ANU Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility Open Day

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  • Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility
    57 Garran Road, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

Have you ever tried liquid nitrogen ice cream? Do you want to know how vacuum systems work or learn about natural radioactivity?

Come to see our demonstration circuit. Attend a tour to hear from researchers. Ask our PhD students about the unique research facility. Our facility has been enabling world-leading research. Supporting Australian industries for over 50 years.

Facilities of the Heavy Ion Accelerators (HIA) for high-energy ion beam research are unique in Australia and rare in the world. The Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) runs 24/7. Supporting a wide range of scientific research and applications. Including nuclear physics, astrophysics, medical physics, resource extraction, environmental science and space radiation.

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

  • Tours of the facility.
  • Scientific demonstrations.
  • Colouring-in station for kids.

 We offer three demonstration options:

  • Short 30-min session at 10am and 2.30 pm. You will see two demonstrations.
  • Longer 45-min session at 10am and 2.15 pm. You will see three demonstrations.
  • Standard 1-hour session will run every 15 minutes from 10 am until 2 pm. 4 demonstrations are involved.

 We also offer Tours which will run for 45-50 minutes every half an hour.

Please book your tickets to guarantee a place. Limited number of walk-ins can be accommodated in case of ticket-holders no-show.

Families are welcome to drop in to the colouring-in tent at any time.

Location Information

Free parking is available close to the venue.