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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Date:
Sat Nov 09, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST
Location:
LIGO Hanford Observatory Map
Program Type:
STEM
Grades:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Level:
Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Region:
WA
Girl Fee:
Free (tour only)
Adult Fee:
Club Member transportation $5/Non-Member Transportation $10
 

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.