ANSTO holds open day

EXPLORE: Dylan Francis and Cooper Haywood take a look at the OPAL Reactor through VR technology.
EXPLORE: Dylan Francis and Cooper Haywood take a look at the OPAL Reactor through VR technology.

The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility team hosted an open day at the Kimba office in conjunction with Australia's Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) recently.

Three classes from the Kimba Area School from Year 4 to Year 8 visited the office to build atomic structures for the younger children, take a look at the OPAL Nuclear Reactor through virtual reality technology and learn about the way science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers would change during their lifetime.

The activities were part of ANSTO classes held around the country.

The office was open to general members of the public all day, with about fifty people visiting to take a look.

The virtual reality technology has been set up in the Kimba office for a few months to facilitate learning about the role of nuclear medicine.

It will now be moved to Hawker.