Technical Tours

IYNC2020 offers delegates the opportunity to attend a range of technical tours while they are in Australia. Visits to industrial, academic and government organisations are designed to cater to the diverse range of nuclear applications.

All ANSTO tours at Lucas Heights, Sydney will require passports or other valid ID and will be required to be submitted post registration.

ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year. This guided tour provides an in depth look into the world of nuclear science and the work ANSTO does in the areas of health, the environment and delivering solutions for industry.  You will get to visit:
OPAL - Australia's 20MW multi-purpose reactor
The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
ANSTO Nuclear Medicine - Mo99 Production Facility
Centre for Accelerator Science

When: Friday March 13
Where: Lucas Heights, Sydney
Duration: Half day
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a shuttle bus will be provided to and from the venue.
Food is to be purchased from the ANSTO Cafe.

ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. This guided tour will provide the opportunity to understand ANSTO's waste management strategies and visit the major infrastructure used to process waste. This tour will include a visit to:
Solid Waste Super Compactor
Solid Waste Automated Racking System
TN-81 Flask - Australia's Reprocessed Vitrified Waste
SyMo - Liquid Waste Treatment Facility

When: Friday March 13
Where: Lucas Heights, Sydney
Duration: Half day
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a shuttle bus will be provided to and from the venue.
Food is to be purchased from the ANSTO Cafe.

Get the opportunity to go on a guided tour of HIFAR, a defuelled 10MW research reactor built in the 1950s, being prepared for decommissioning. Highlights include going behind containment, visiting the control room and seeing the equipment used by scientists, engineers and operators running the reactor. Learn more about the processes and challenges of dismantling an old reactor. This will be followed by a short stop at OPAL, Australia's Open-Pool Lightwater reactor, to see the nuclear technology advancements since the 1950s.

When: Friday March 13
Where: Lucas Heights, Sydney
Duration: Half day
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a shuttle bus will be provided to and from the venue.
Food is to be purchased from the ANSTO Cafe.

The Australian Synchrotron is a major research facility located in Clayton, a technology and innovation hub of southeast Melbourne. It is one of Australia's most significant pieces of scientific infrastructure. It generates high-energy electron beams which, when forced into circular orbits, produce light beams more than a million times brighter than the sun. Go on a guided tour of this facility and learn about the equipment used to achieve this feat as well as the suite of scientific instruments used to conduct research in the fields of health, material and environmental science as well as industrial applications.

When: Friday March 13
Where: Clayton, Victoria
Duration: Half day
Tour Meeting Point: Delegates will be required to make their own way to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) by 11am where a bus will take delegates to Monash University University (Lunch can be purchased here) and walk to the Australian Synchrotron (15 min).
Delegates will have the option of being returned to the airport or, if they wish to stay in Melbourne, the CBD.

This tour is based in Melbourne and therefore delegates are required to organise and fund their own transport from Sydney to Melbourne.
This tour is suited for delegates wishing to travel to Melbourne following the conference.

This day trip to Australia's capital city includes a tour of the experimental nuclear physics facilities at the Australian National University (ANU). This is where leading cutting-edge research projects in the field of nuclear science and its applications are conducted.
This tour will be coupled with a nuclear science communication workshop hosted by the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS).

When: Friday March 13
Where: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Duration: Full day
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a shuttle bus will be provided to and from the venue (3.5 hours drive south of Sydney).

This tour will give you access to the reactor hall of the Open Pool Australian Light-water (OPAL) Reactor and get an in-depth view of how this unique reactor operates. This is an unmissable opportunity to see one of the world's most reliable and multi-functional reactors while being guided by engineers who work at the facility.

When: Friday March 13
Where: Lucas Heights, Sydney
Duration: Half day
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a bus will take you to and from the conference venue.
Lunch is to be purchased at the ANSTO cafe.

Spots on this tour are extremely limited

Participate in a guided tour of Ranger Mine, a uranium mine located in Australia’s Northern Territory and operated by Energy Resources of Australia (ERA). ERA is Australia’s longest continually operating uranium producer with processing at Ranger mine for close to 40 years. Ranger is only one of three mines in the world to produce in excess of 120,000 tonnes of uranium oxide. Ranger is currently transitioning to the closure phase. Visiting this site is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the uranium extraction and processing as well as excellence in environmental remediation and rehabilitation. This tour is coupled with an afternoon visit to the stunning Kakadu National Park.

When: Saturday March 14
Where: Kakadu, Northern Territory
Duration: Full day
Tour Meeting Point: Darwin CBD, a shuttle bus will pick up delegates from the CBD take them to the mine site (approximately 3 hours east of Darwin). Details will be provided closer to the date.

This tour departs form Darwin. Delegates are required to organise and fund their flights from Sydney to Darwin.
This tour is well suited for delegates wishing to visit Darwin following the conference

The Molecular Science Cyclotron Facility at Liverpool Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility comprising of the latest cyclotron technology and radiopharmaceutical production laboratories. It facilitates the distribution of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for both routine clinical use and for multi-centre clinical trials. As well as the Cyclotron, this guided tour will also include a visit to the hospital’s PET cameras and Robotic Simulation Centre.

When: Friday March 13
Where: Liverpool, NSW
Duration: Half day (morning session)
Tour Meeting Point: Sydney CBD, a bus will be provided to take you from the conference venue to Liverpool Hospital and back again.

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