Sunday, February 28, 2010

Heise tells about underground lab

The Belle Fourche Lions Club last Thursday (2/25/10) was treated to an “in-depth” (pardon the pun) presentation about the Sanford Underground Laboratory.

Dr. Jaret Heise, science liaison director for the lab, shared up-to-the-minute information about the lab and some of the many projects that are underway and planned. Here, Dr. Heise shows Lion president Leo Orme (right) an outline of planned experiments in physics, geology, hydrology, and biology at the Lead facility.

He also discussed neutrino research and various aspects of the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL), which is a separate entity, but closely related to the precursor work underway at Sanford.

Nearly a full den of nearly 30 Lions showed up for the presentation at the Belle Fourche Country Club – one of the best turnouts this winter, according to Lion Bill Kunerth, who provided us with the above photo. Thanks, Bill!

The next Lions meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 11th.