Ontario Association of Physics Teachers
Annual Conference
26 - 28 May 2005

Ontario Section of the AAPT

Field Trips
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory - SNO

Thursday Afternoon

Friday at 12:30 pm



Light clothes, no contact lenses, bring cameras.
Groups of 16 visitors will tour the SNO laboratory. The lab is 2000 m underground at INCO's Creighton Mine, about 25 minutes from the Laurentian Campus. Visitors must wear mine coveralls/safety equipment, walk about 1.5 km underground to the lab and shower/change to cleanroom gear at the lab. Contact lenses are not allowed underground, safety glasses (over regular glasses) will be supplied. Register early to ensure yourself a place. We will have a separate tour for local teachers after the conference.
Meet in Fraser Auditorium Lobby

Dynamic Earth

1:30 - 4:30

Meet in Fraser Auditorium Lobby

Please bring closed shoes and your Teachers ID for entry.
Dynamic Earth is Science North's new feature at the Big Nickel site in the west end of Sudbury. An underground visit gives a history of mining in the area and shows the equipment and techniques used then and now. Displays give the latest developments in mining and earth science.
Sudbury Basin Tour
1:30 - 4:30 Meet in Fraser Auditorium Lobby
A bus tour will take visitors to key places in the unique Sudbury Basin, and highlight the unique geology and Sudbury's award winning reclamation and regreening work in the region.