LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Richland Washington, will be giving a public tour on Friday, May 28 at 3:00pm. The two-hour tour will include a presentation by your tour host about the research LIGO is doing, a walking tour of the observatory, and a visit to the control room. All ages are welcomed on the tour, it is recommended that those interested in taking a tour wear comfortable walking shoes; the facility is wheelchair accessible.
LIGO is one of two gravitational wave observatories in the United States; its purpose is to detect gravitational waves in space-time. These gravitational waves are caused by the movement of large masses in space. For instance if there were two neutron stars orbiting each other their movements would cause ripples through space. LIGO has a device setup that detects these ripples by measuring the speed at which light moves uninterrupted. By determining the speed without interruption, they are able to determine when there are ripples.
For more information about the tour or about LIGO call 509.372.8106.
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