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People get to see Sanford Lab virtually

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The public doesn't usually get a chance to see the Sanford Underground Research Facility, but today they were able to do so virtually.

Wednesday afternoon at Black Hills State University there was a public presentation about the Sanford Underground Research Facility. Through a two–way video set up people were able to see the underground lab in Lead and speak to physicists, who are studying a rare form of radioactive decay.

Those involved with the event say this is a great opportunity for the public and it's important for them to learn about the lab.

"I think it is incredibly important for community members to know what is happening. We are part of their community so it is very important that they understand who we are and what we are doing and how it affects them," said Constance Walter, the Communications Director for the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

"There's not a lot of venues by which the public can really hear from the scientists that are frankly from all over the world, so this is a really nice way to do it," said Rachel Headley, STEM liaison at Black Hills State University.

Walter says they do about seven of these video conferences a year across South Dakota.

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