Canadian Light Source Inc is a publicly funded national research facility. We welcome opportunities to help the public understand the research conducted within our facility and participate in as much as our resources allow. CLS has a small display in the reception area and informational brochures are available daily between 8 am and 4:30 pm. Offices are closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
The Canadian Light Source is research facility. While we appreciate the opportunity to share our enthusiasm for science, the research activities of the facility take precedence. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to make an outreach request via the web form below, email: email@example.com or call 306-657-3525.
The CLS is a large research facility. Our tour involves a walk around the perimeter of the synchrotron, roughly the size of a football field. Visitors are advised that there are no opportunities to rest during the walk.
For safety and security reasons all guests must sign in and out of the building. To facilitate this, please provide a list of the names and affiliation of all attendees prior to your visit, via either email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (306) 657-3535. Please allow a few minutes at the beginning of your tour to sign in.
If any of the members of your party are more than 10 minutes late, they will be escorted to join the group only if there is CLS staff available to do so. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you need to cancel your tour, please do so as early as possible by contacting the main reception desk at (306) 657-3500
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding tours can be found here: http://www.lightsource.ca/education/tour_faq.php.
CLS Educational tours are appropriate for grades five to twelve and last approximately 60 minutes. Included in the tour is a 20 minute What is a synchrotron? segment and the option to choose two of the following topics, or one topic and one activity:
- General Physics (light & optics, particle motion & acceleration)
- Engineering (construction and components of the synchrotron)
- Medical Applications (medical imaging, protein crystallography, disease treatment and prevention)
- Agriculture (drought-resistant crops, water quality, soil science)
- Cultural Applications (forensics, history, archaeology, anthropology)
- Artefacts Activity - Examining components of the synchrotron provided by technical staff, figuring out where they fit in the synchrotron, how they are used, and how they work
- Monochromator Activity - Demonstrating how we split and filter the different frequencies of light for use on beamlines
- Accelerator Activity - Using magnets to accelerate "particles" to demonstrate how the electrons are accelerated
Resources including a Teacher's Guide and activities can be downloaded.
To request a tour, please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible or contact the Outreach Office by email at email@example.com or by phone at (306) 657-3644 or (306) 657-3525
Note: Upon confirmation of a tour booking, a School Agreement will be provided that must be signed and returned to CLS Outreach along with a list of all attendees' names.
Tours of CLS are offered for generally interested individuals and small groups on a weekly basis, except statutory holidays. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. There is no charge. If you would like to request a tour, please call 657-3644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance as space is limited.
Currently we offer tours for public audiences at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Fridays.
The CLS does have limited meter parking in our main parking lot in front of the main entrance. If these meters are not available please do not park in non-meter spots as they are reserved for staff with permits.There are also two meters on North Road by the north entrance (Entrance not accessible to the public). If there are no meter spots or there is construction blocking our parking lot, there is a University parking lot for visitors, Lot 4 , around the corner from us on North Road. It is a short walk to our entrance from here. Canadian Light Source is not responsible for any tickets received while visiting the facility.
Scientific, Technical, or Business related Tours
CLS staff may be able to accommodate tours during regular business hours by special request. Please contact the Outreach Office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 657-3525 for details as early as possible.
CLS is pleased to be able to offer a presentation as part of your conference and/or tours of our facility for a few small groups as resources allow. Please contact CLS Outreach for details.
Presentations can be tailored to suit the needs of several audiences including scientific or technical audiences, generally interested adults, teachers, or students. Please fill the form below out with as much detail as possible or contact the Outreach Office so we can determine appropriate resources. There is no charge for local presentations. Please arrange to have an LCD projector available if possible.
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Please fill out this form with as much detail as possible so we can better meet your needs. Please allow one week for confirmation.
Thank you for your interest in CLSI. For further information regarding our facility please visit other pages on our web site. If you have any questions concerning this or any other CLS Educational Outreach program, please contact the Outreach Coordinator, Tracy Walker at (306) 657-3525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: 2013-05-03 16:05:36