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Australian Synchrotron Open day

Australian Synchrotron Open day

Sun 20 Oct at 9.00am - Sun 20 Oct at 5.00pm
Free entry
Venue Australian Synchrotron
800 Blackburn Road
Clayton, VIC 3168
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VIP tunnel tour
Colour and Light show
Diffraction/Refraction show

The light created at the Australian Synchrotron is about a million times brighter than the sun. This brilliant light can be used to assemble tiny machines that would fit into the eye of a needle, improve cancer detection, and develop new drugs to fight malaria.

On Sunday 20 October 2019 you will have a rare chance to go behind the scenes of this state-of-the-art facility and experience these scientific wonders first-hand.

Please book into the introductory 30-minute presentation and allow one hour for the self-guided Synchrotron tour. In this time you will have the chance to:

  • Learn how the Synchrotron works and the amazing research it enables.

  • Talk to our scientists stationed at each of the Synchrotron nine beamlines

  • Unwind in our cafe and picnic areas, where you can listen to live interviews with ANSTO scientists while children enjoy one of our exciting science workshops and hands-on activities

There will be plenty of photo opportunities and regular giveaways too!

Entry to the Synchrotron Open Day is free including an introductory presentation and self-guided tour but you may wish to upgrade your experience with one of the following:

  • Colour and Light show - suitable for children aged 13 and under and their parents. Cost is $8 per person

  • Diffraction/Refraction show - suitable for children aged 13 and over and their parents. Cost is $12 per person

  • VIP Tunnel Tour – suitable for children aged 8 and over and their parents. Cost is $15 per person

These paid experiences are likely to book out so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

What are my parking options at the event?

Car parking entry is via Wellington Road (corner Wellington Road and Blackburn Road). Please follow directional signs and the instructions of our staff.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds for all paid experiences can be made up to 5 days prior to the event.

How can I contact ANSTO with any additional questions?

All enquiries can be directed to