2017 sessions

The Saturday Morning Physics program is given at Fermilab three times a year in what are called sessions. Students can select the session they want to attend at the moment of registration (see Registration link to the left).  Students that missed a few classes of their session are welcome to attend the classes in other sessions, however the certificate of accomplishment or any other award will only be given based on a single session attendance.

The schedule for the 2016-2017 Sessions follow:

 Session 1 October 1 – December 3, 2016

  • November 26 – No class Thanksgiving weekend
 Session 2 January 7 – March 4, 2017
 Session 3 March 11 – May 13, 2017

  • April 15 – No class Easter weekend

Each session of the Saturday Morning Physics program consist of nine Saturday mornings. The Saturday starts at 9 am with a lecture followed by a tour at 11 am visiting some of Fermilab’s interesting sites. The tours last about 40 minutes. Each Saturday one of the SMP coordinators will be present to introduce the lecturer to the students. After the lecture the coordinator will introduce the tour guides to the students and help coordinate the tour visits. To learn more about the lectures and tours click on the Program and Tours links at the left of the screen. Transportation for the tours are not provided. Those students who do not have a car are paired up with ones who do or with the tour guide.

Class is held in Wilson Hall, room One West located on the first floor, Atrium level.

Class is from 9 am to 11 am.  Attendance will be taken each week so please arrive early to check-in.  Check-in is outside of the One West room.

Tours are from 11 am to 12 pm.  Please note, tours may end early.  The D0 and Tech. Div. tours may run late by 30 minutes.  You must be 14 years old or older to attend the D0 and Tech. Div. tours.  Should you not be able to join the tour that day your day ends at 11 am.

Closed toe shoes to be worn on tours.  Flip flops, high heels, sandals or slippers are not allowed.

Students should be dropped-off at the Wilson Hall front horseshoe and can be picked-up there after tours.