Brookhaven National Laboratory is located in Upton, NY on Long Island. It is a research facility and laboratory run by the United States Department of Energy. Currently the biggest project is the RHIC, or Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

A large government facility located on Long Island in the town of Upton. The lang now occupied by the lab was once Camp Upton, a large military base from 1917 until 1945. It was closed for the period between World War 1 and World War 2. The Civilian Conservation Corps worked on the land during this time, planting white pines in areas that were once trench warfare training areas.

The land is now occupied by many science research related buildings. The RHIC being the most famous of these. This lab, along with Cold Spring Harbor Labratory is the reason for scientific growth on Long Island. Many visiting scientists study at the lab's many facilities such as the light source.

The lab also has community education programs. They give tours on Sundays and have a summer research program for high school students.

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