|Access to the ALS|
The ALS experiment floor (Building 6) is a Controlled Access Area for radiation protection. All ALS users are required to register with the ALS User Services Office and take safety training (see Complete Safety Training ) before they are issued a Berkeley Lab ID badge and granted access to the facility.
Note: Users arriving at the ALS outside registration business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) must notify the User Office in advance and have all their online forms completed before their arrival. Upon arriving at Berkeley Lab, they must contact the Control Room at 510-486-4969. Users who arrive after-hours or on weekends without notification and completed forms will not be granted access to the ALS.
For more information about user registration, training, and safety requirements, see the User Guide.
All visitors to Building 6 must be accompanied by an escort who has completed the required training for accessing the ALS. The escort is directly responsible for the safety of the visitor(s) and must accompany them at all times while inside the ALS (ALS1001 Section 1.3).
Note: Owing to heightened security measures at Berkeley Lab, all visitors must provide photo identification at the entrance to the Laboratory. Visitors from outside the U.S. should be prepared to show a valid passport.
Persons whose work requires unescorted access must register with the User Office .
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Tours and Educational Acitivities for the General Public
Public tours of Berkeley Lab and the Advanced Light Source are available through the Public Affairs Department; for more information see Berkeley Lab Tour Request Form.
Berkeley Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) offers a variety of educational and internship opportunities for teachers and students. Tours and hands-on activities are available for K-8 students and schools, as are educational visits for older students.