On Saturday 20 May 2017 the ITER Organization, in collaboration with the European agency for ITER Fusion for Energy, will open its doors to the public.
If would like to sign up for the ITER Open Doors Day, please:
- Register on line for one of the bus tours before before 12 May 2017 – please note that there are only a limited number of places so first come first served
- Please note that when you register for a timeslot, for example 10.00 – 11.00, you are welcome to arrive at any time during that hour to take the shuttle bus which will bring you to the ITER platform where you can start your site visit.
- Bring your identity card or passport on the day of the visit (REMINDER: a driver’s licence is not accepted as identity)
- Wear clothes compatible with a worksite visit: flat, closed shoes; no skirts or dresses
Please also note that for security reasons:
- Children below 4 years old are not allowed on site
- The 20 May site visit is not adapted to visitors with impaired mobility
For the 10th edition of the ITER Open Doors Day the public will have the opportunity to walk out to the Tokamak Building (under construction) and get a very close look at the ITER bioshield, the very thick circular structure in reinforced concrete that surrounds the ITER machine. Large circular openings will allow visitors to peek into the space reserved for machine assembly-the 20-metre “pit” where installation activities will get underway next year.
Visits will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 16:30 p.m.
Please note that English language visits will take place from 9:00 to 10:30 only. All visits from 10:30 onwards will be in French only.
When you arrive at ITER Headquarters in Saint Paul-lez-Durance, park your car in the parking lot for visitors. Shuttle buses running approximately every 15 minutes will take you to the worksite canteen on the ITER platform where a general presentation on ITER will be available. In this canteen you will also be able to buy refreshments and snacks.
From there, it’s only a short walk to the Visitors Centre, where you can view mock-ups of the ITER machine and construction site and videos on various aspects of the project.
Buses leaving the worksite canteen approximately every 30 minutes will take you on a one-hour tour of the construction site, with a visit of the manufacturing facility for poloidal field coils—some of the biggest magnets of the ITER machine. Visitors will also have the possibility to leave the bus, put on mandatory safety equipment, and walk out onto the construction site of the Tokamak Building and bioshield.
At the end of the visit, the bus will return you to the visitors parking lot.
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