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Physicist Wolfgang Caliebe checks out the X19A Beam (Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Physicist Wolfgang Caliebe checks out the X19A Beam line on the mono tank in the National Synchrotron Light Source Building at Brookhaven National Lab.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Though some serious scientific work is performed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, it also makes for a fun and educational field trip.

Physicist Wolfgang Caliebe checks out the X19A Beam
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Physicist Wolfgang Caliebe checks out the X19A Beam line on the mono tank in the National Synchrotron Light Source Building at Brookhaven National Lab.

Technicians at Brookhaven National Lab stand inside a
(Credit: Newsday File)

Technicians at Brookhaven National Lab stand inside a giant magnet. (Feb. 8, 2010)

Tiger Salamander swimming in a pond at Brookhaven
(Credit: NEWSDAY / BILL DAVIS)

Tiger Salamander swimming in a pond at Brookhaven Labs.

Experimental physicist Dr. Gene Van Buren talks to
(Credit: NEWSDAY / MICHAEL E. ACH)

Experimental physicist Dr. Gene Van Buren talks to college students Ferlillia Roberson and Saugy Chakraborty about the STAR (Soleniodal Tracker At RHIC) detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Children try to solve a 3-D brain puzzle

Children try to solve a 3-D brain puzzle that's part of the Brain Matters exhibit at Brookhaven National Lab.

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The Bernoulli's Principle attraction at Brookhaven National Lab.
(Credit: courtesy BNL, Newsday)

The Bernoulli's Principle attraction at Brookhaven National Lab.

Physicist Adam Rusek (left) and Biologist Marcello Vazquez
(Credit: Newsday / Joseph D. Sullivan)

Physicist Adam Rusek (left) and Biologist Marcello Vazquez work on the alignment of a sample on the table lift of the Ion Beam Line in the target room of the NASA Space Radiation Lab.

A section of the tunnel to the RHIC,
(Credit: Newsday / Michael E. Ach)

A section of the tunnel to the RHIC, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.