Fermilab Tour

Tuesday June 12th 2012 at 6:00pm


UniForum Chicago is proud to announce it has arranged for a special tour of Fermilab in Batavia, Iliinois on Tuesday, June 12th from 6:00-9:00 pm. (It might run later than 9pm.)

The tour will include the Grid Computing Center, Feynman Computing Center, Wilson Hall, Remote Operations Center for CERN, Compact Muon Solenoid Detector, Cockroft-Walton Accelerator, Linear Accelerator, and Main Control Room . We will adjourn to a yet to be decided restaurant for an informal get-together after the meeting. That restaurant will hopefully be disclosed here at least a week before the tour.

It will not be a bus tour. We will transport ourselves around the Fermi campus by car and foot. The only identification that will be required will be driver's license for those who will be driving.

The tour is free for members in good standing (ie. the member is up to date on dues) or $5/person for non-members. You can join or renew your membership ahead of time online here: or we will accept check or cash at the tour.

We will be using the page for this meeting ( to collect a list of attendees for the tour. You must sign up before June 5th and there is a cap of 40 attendees so it's better to sign up sooner than later. If there is a reason that you can't add yourself as member to the UniForum Chicago Meetup Group and RSVP for the event, please use the Contact Us link to send us an email or call.

We will meet at Fermilab's Wilson Hall which is on Pine Street in Batavia at 6:00 pm. At the present time they advise us to park to the far right of Wilson Hall. Fermilab's own driving directions are here:

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

        Wilson Hall
        Kirk Road and Pine Street
        Batavia, IL 
Google Driving Directions to Fermilab

From IIT:
Take Butterfield Rd (Rt 56) west about 10 miles to Farnsworth/Kirk Road. Turn right, and travel until Pine Street. Turn right at Pine Street, Fermilab's main enterance.

From Chicago:

From Chicago, travel west on the Eisenhower (I-290) to I-88 (80 cents) Exit I-88 at the Farnsworth exit, north or right (60 cents). Farnsworth becomes Kirk Road. Follow Kirk Road to Pine Street. Turn right at Pine Street, Fermilab's main entrance.

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