On our short list of dreams here at PopSci is to paddle around inside Super-Kamiokande, the giant Japanese subterranean pool that is the world's most sensitive subatomic particle experiment.
We haven't been invited yet, even after featuring the Japanese awesomeness chamber in our neutrino detector gallery -- but meanwhile British artist Nelly Ben Hayoun has thoughtfully built a 72-foot-long replica of Super-Kamiokande out of Mylar balloons, where guests can sail through the expanse of pseudo-photomultipliers by just shelling out 5 pounds and tugging on a Tyvek protective coverall.
Installed at the Manchester Science Festival this week, the Super K Sonic Booooum installation will also offer visitors the chance to create their own super-sensitive neutrino-detecting globe, with help from physicist Jonathan Perkin and glassblower Jochen Holz.
Even if it was pointless it would still be cool.
Looks like something out of the movie Event Horizon,or the inside of a alien ship.
I live only a few hours from this. They have tours of sorts they offer at certain times of the year. Obviously you can not go to the the mine, but at another tacitly they have some kind of exhibit you can visit.
wow Rob thank you for not posting a hater comment.
Also can you see the site at all do they let you close enough? I am guessing its pretty heavily gaurded.