Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
Visit the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory where scientists work to detect gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. LIGO's multi-kilometer-scale gravitational wave detectors use laser interferometry to measure the minute ripples in space-time, caused by passing gravitational waves from cataclysmic cosmic events, such as a colliding neutron stars or black holes. During your visit, you will see many exhibits, get up close to a sample of the beam tube, and visit the control room.
Transportation from Spokane or Lewiston is available.
12:30pm-3:30pm is the tour only.
10am-6 pm is the tour and transportation.