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Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation - Lucas Heights


Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia's only nuclear research reactor and is one of the nation's largest public research organisations.

ANSTO offers free 'Up and Atom' public tours, educational tours for schools and one-off tours for groups of 12 or more. Guests meet scientists helping to address health issues such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease; understand climate variability; and develop new technologies for industry using some of Australia's most significant science infrastructure including the OPAL research reactor, neutron beam instruments and accelerators.

Throughout the year ANSTO also runs regular science workshops for kids aged eight to 14 covering topics such as Cosmetic Chemistry, Water Rockets, Easter Eggs and Halloween (a small fee applies to cover workshop costs).

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