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Sept. 18, 2006 Press Contact: Steve Koppes
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Argonne Community Open House: See the Future at Argonne Now!


An aerial view of Argonne National Laboratory.
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Lisa La Vallee
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Argonne National Laboratory is opening its gates to the community on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the Laboratory's 60th anniversary. The Open House will include over 125 science exhibits, demonstrations and presentations hosted by Argonne, the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy. The event is highly anticipated by the community, and in the past, has attracted over 20,000 visitors of all ages to Argonne's campus.

Under the University's leadership, Argonne has become a leader in scientific and technological achievement in the energy, physical, biological and computational sciences. In celebration of its continued partnership with the laboratory, the University is hosting 17 different organizations at the event.

"The mix of presentations from groups across the University testify to the strong and growing ties we have with the Laboratory," said Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Vice President for Research and for Argonne, University of Chicago. "I'm looking forward to enjoying the day with family, colleagues, and community members."

To encourage residents from the surrounding community to attend the Open House, the University is providing free round-trip bus service to Argonne from Hyde Park (takes approximately 45-minutes one-way). On-line registration is available through September 30 at Space is limited.

Please consider attending Argonne's Open House this year to enjoy Argonne's beautiful site, participate in the day's activities and learn more about the world-class science and technology taking place there.

For more information about the event, visit the Open House website at:
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