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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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Address: 2575 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, Palo Alto, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650 926 3000
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I've used the SLAC auditorium many times in the past

This is a historic location not only for the science done ehre, but also the first US web site, and the home meeting locations of the Homebrew Computer Club and my former SIGGRAPH... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2012
Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a historic location not only for the science done ehre, but also the first US web site, and the home meeting locations of the Homebrew Computer Club and my former SIGGRAPH chapter. It's a fine part of the Stanford, Palo Alto, California science community.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is not "open to the public." We went with a Stanford tour group and got to see various parts of the buildings, some of which are just below ground level. Very interesting to someone who likes science/physics. It's an older facility and is not that active anymore, but it is still really neat. The photo is SLAC from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

In truth, touring a linear accelerator probably can't be that great, because the really amazing parts are simply not easy to open to the public. But, you do get to see enough to appreciate how profoundly important basic research is to our world. You also appreciate the brilliance of the scientists at this lab. Rather than shutting the SLAC down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

My family (including 12 and 9 year old boys) scheduled the rare tour for the particle accelerator. It is really for 12 and older, but my 9 year old loves physics (don't ask), and Stanford was kind enough to make an exception. The tour begins with a 20 minute powerpoint to get everyone acquainted with atomic particles, etc, and then... More 

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