The CERN Science Gateway is set to be formally inaugurated on 7 October. This project, in which many CERN personnel have contributed, is eagerly anticipated as it will serve as a unique place for visitors of all ages to learn about CERN’s science and people. To celebrate its upcoming opening, the Director-General, Fabiola Gianotti, has invited the CERN community and their families to a pre-inauguration event on 19 and 20 September.
However, there has been a change in the original announcement regarding visitor age restrictions. Due to safety reasons, visitors must now be over 18 years old, as the Science Gateway is still a construction site. This restriction will be lifted starting from 8 October, allowing visitors of all ages to attend.
To clarify any confusion, some commonly asked questions have been addressed. Family members over the age of 18 will need to have their CERN Access card with them. If they do not possess one, they can obtain it at building 55. Registering is necessary for the pre-inauguration talk on 19 September at 1.30 p.m., but no other registration is required during the two-day event. However, certain areas of the Science Gateway will be off-limits due to ongoing construction work. As a result, the visits will focus on observing rather than actively participating in hands-on activities.
For more information, details can be found on the CERN admin e-guide. Additionally, a trailer showcasing the CERN Science Gateway experience is available for viewing.
Overall, the Science Gateway promises to be an exciting addition to CERN, providing an engaging educational hub for all visitors to explore and learn about the organization’s scientific endeavors.