Each spring SPS tries to organizes a physics related trip to somewhere in the country (and more recently the world). The trip is open any member of SPS but preference is given to Senior members. There is frequently a limit on the number of people who can attend; priority is given to more active members.


SPS visited the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.

Photos are available here.


SPS visited the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California. We also visited the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and met up with the Berkeley SPS chapter.

Photos are available here.


SPS visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Our photos are here.


SPS toured the National Institute of Standards. We also had the rare opportunity to tour CERN. More information about CERN and its mission can be found here. CERN is the home of the Large Hadron Collider.


SPS toured the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.


SPS went to Houston. Pictures from the Houston trip can be found here.


For the 2002 trip, we went to Florida to view the Columbia Space Shuttle launch. Part of the payload was the Advanced Camera for Surveys, an instrument developed at JHU.


The 2001 trip was to the National Radio Observatory in Greenbank, WV.

A picture of the 2001 group.

From left to right: Justin Comparetta, Valerie Mikles, Sinan Arkin, Brian Nord, Phil Aminak, Brian Smigielski, Brad Frey, Emily Spahn, Lucianne Walkowicz