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Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting of the NOvA Far Detector Building

Friday, April 27, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Program at 10:30 a.m.

10709 Bright Star Rd
Orr, MN 55771

Map to Ribbon Cutting

Directions

From International Falls:
    Take Highway 53 South for 27 miles past the airport and turn left on to the Ash River Trail (County Rd 129). It is well marked. Follow the Ash River Trail for 5.5 miles. Take Bright Star Road on the right and follow it for 3.5 miles to the building.

From Orr:

    Follow Highway 53 North for 26 miles and turn right on to the Ash River Trail (County Rd 129). It is well marked. Follow the Ash River Trail for 5.5 miles. Take Bright Star Road on the right and follow it for 3.5 miles to the building.

Travel Times:

  • Duluth Airport: 137 miles or 2.5 Hours
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport: 277 miles or 4.5-5 hours
  • Fermilab: 602 miles or 9.5 to 10 hours
  • From International Falls: 36 miles or 45 minutes
  • From Orr: 35 miles or 45 minutes

Agenda:

10:30 a.m. Marvin L. Marshak
Director, NOvA Ash River Laboratory; Professor, University of Minnesota
10:35 a.m. Mark Messier
NOvA collaboration spokesperson; Professor, Indiana University
10:40 a.m. Pier Oddone
Director, Fermilab
10:50 a.m. Video link to NOvA Control Room at Fermilab
10:55 a.m. Eric Kaler
President, University of Minnesota
11:05 a.m. William F. Brinkman
Under Secretary of Energy for Science, Department of Energy
11:20 a.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony and photographs
11:25 a.m. Mos Kaveh
Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
11:30 a.m. Lunch
On site
RSVP by Wednesday, April 18 by contacting Jenny Allan, or 612-624-2852.