We are happy to announce that this year's ARA meeting is adding a tour of hutch 32-ID within Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Photon Source (APS) beamline facility for Friday, August 16. There will be no additional fee for the APS tour and at this point the tour is open to all conference participants, including foreign nationals, except companions. We will plan something for the companions. The 32-ID hutch includes a gas gun and split Hopkinson to perform dynamic experiments while utilizing fast diffraction and imaging capability. The tour will be after the regular meeting on Friday, August 16, leaving the Hilton hotel in Milwaukee by bus in the morning. We will be on the beamline site at APS from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by lunch in the APS cafeteria, and returning to Milwaukee in the mid to late afternoon (depending on traffic).
Register for APS Tour
You must fully register for both the ARA conference and the Argonne-APS tour. There is limited availability for the tour, we can only take the first 40 conference participants who completely register for both the ARA conference and the APS tour. This being a US government facility, there will be no exceptions. If you do not properly register you will be left at the visitor center's gate during the tour. Tour participants must register by July 29 using their name as it appears on their photo I.D. Please read the registration directions carefully.
Use the following link to register for the Argonne-APS tour: APS Tour Registration
If you are not a U.S. citizens, for the field “Visit or Assignment Reason” on the registration form, please select “Tours”. You will need to provide copies of your INS documents, such as permanent resident card or passport, visa and any supporting documents, if applicable. A link to a secure box folder will be emailed directly to any non-U.S. citizens for uploading their documents. There is an approval process for non-U.S. citizens, including legal permanent residents, that can take up to five to seven business days.
Tour Day Requirements
Note required tour attire: long pants and flat, closed-toe shoes, no sleeveless. A state or federal photo I.D., such as driver’s license or passport, is required to obtain a visitor pass. Everyone must prominently display their pass while on site and all vehicles entering the site are subject to search.