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LIGOThe LIGO Hanford Observatory will host the LIGO Post-Eclipse Celebration on August 21, 2017, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. LIGO Hanford Observatory is located at 127124 N Route 10, Richland, WA. For more details, visit LIGO's website,

LIGO Post-Eclipse Celebration | Delve Into the Rare Experience

A total solar eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017, and it's going to be visible in some parts of the United States. Oregon will have a great view of this occurrence, and since LIGO is just 3.5-hour drive away from Oregon, LIGO Hanford Observatory will host an event that will commemorate the eclipse.

The co-founder of LIGO, Rainer Weiss, and the Planetary Protection Engineer of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will grace this event to discuss

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Richland, WA Public Library Presents Exploring the Science of Waves with LIGOThe Richland Public Library will present Exploring the Science of Waves with LIGO on June 30, 2016. This event will run from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Richland Public Library is located at 95 Northgate, Richland, WA. For more details, visit the Exploring the Science of Waves with LIGO page on Richland Public Library's website.

About Exploring the Science of Waves with LIGO
Exploring the Science of Waves with LIGO is designed for kindergarten students through 4th graders. This event will be filled with educational activities, as well as entertaining pursuits. The kids will enjoy learning new things, specifically about the science of waves, together with individuals around their age.

LIGO or Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is backed

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Fourth Friday LIGO Hanford Observatory Tours, Richland WaEverybody is welcome to join the public drop-in tours being offered by LIGO Hanford Observatory every fourth Friday of the month. The tours last about two hours, from 3 to 5PM. This month, the fourth Friday tour will fall on April 25.

Tour Inclusions
As most probably know, LIGO is a facility where everyone can observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. According to LIGO’s website, LIGO “searches for gravitational waves created in the supernova collapse of stellar cores to form neutron stars or black holes, the collisions and coalescences of neutron stars or black holes, the wobbly rotation of neutron stars with deformed crusts and the remnants of gravitational radiation created by the birth of the universe.”

The public drop-in tours offered by

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Second Saturday Public Tours at LIGO Hanford in Richland, WaDon’t forget to reserve the second Saturday of each month for the public observatory tours at LIGO Hanford. All ages are welcome, so it’s something the whole family can enjoy during weekends.

Inclusions of the Tour
The public tour gives tourists a chance to see one of two gravitational wave observatories in the United States up close and personal. Your LIGO host and tour guide will provide a presentation detailing LIGO’s research and will conduct a walking tour of the Observatory. The tour will also include a visit to the control room. Hence, everyone is advised to wear comfortable shoes. LIGO’s facilities are wheelchair accessible, so nobody gets left behind.

Tour Schedules
As mentioned earlier, this tour happens every second Saturday of each

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LIGO Hanford Observatory Fourth-Friday Tours in Richland, WaEvery fourth Friday of the month, the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Richland offers public drop-in tours, which gives people a chance to observe and take an excellent look at their facility.

Tour Groups
You can actually form your own tour group of 15 participants and get in touch with LIGO to find out how your group can schedule a private tour, either during weekdays or in the evening.

LIGO provides regular tours for community groups, astronomy clubs, professional societies, and others. Tours normally last about two hours only, so you won’t get bored at all.

Middle school age students (and above) are encouraged to take advantage of the tours, but both young and old are welcome to tour the facility.

Tour Schedule
Schedule for drop-in tours is

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Richland, Wa’s LIGO Hanford Second Saturday Public ToursGo on an educational tour with the whole family through LIGO Hanford’s Observatory Tours.

LIGO Hanford offers public drop-in tours at 1:30PM every second Saturday of the month, and this month, that will fall on March 8.

LIGO Tours
Get a chance to tour one of two gravitational wave observatories in the United States. During the tour, your LIGO host will provide a presentation detailing LIGO’s research. He will also conduct a walking tour of the Observatory and give tourists a chance to visit the control room.

Since plenty of walking will be done, it is recommended that tourists wear comfortable shoes. LIGO’s facilities are also wheelchair accessible, so even differently abled individuals can enjoy the tour.

Admission is free, so if you want more…
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LIGO Hanford Observatory Public Tours for All AgesAre you a lover of astronomy? Then a trip to the LIGO Hanford Observatory should be included in your list of to-dos.

LIGO Hanford Observatory
LIGO is the acronym for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which aims to observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. As the LIGO website states, “LIGO searches for gravitational waves created in the supernova collapse of stellar cores to form neutron stars or black holes, the collisions and coalescences of neutron stars or black holes, the wobbly rotation of neutron stars with deformed crusts and the remnants of gravitational radiation created by the birth of the universe”.

Tour Schedules
They offer public tours every second Saturday and fourth Friday of each month, and for February, the

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On the second Saturday and the fourth Friday of every month the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory in Richland Washington, also known as LIGO, is open to the public. Come on out at 3:00pm on the fourth Friday and at 1:30pm on the second Saturday of the month for a drop in tour to learn about what takes place at LIGO. No reservations or ID checks are needed and international visitors are welcome. This is a great family friendly event open for all ages and admission is free.

LIGO was founded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT with the mission of observing gravitational waves of cosmic origin. By observing these gravitational waves scientists are hoping to soon be able to harness these waves to be

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On Friday, August 13 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Richland Washington will be hosting Friday Night sky Lights. Come out and look at planets, stars, meteors, and more! This will be a great thing to bring the whole family to! The evening will consist of a showing of the film “Monster of the Milky Way” at 7:30pm, a showing of the film “Seeing in the Dark” at 8:30 and then night sky viewing at 9:30pm for all who are in attendance; the night sky viewing will last until 1:30am. During the night sky viewing there will be telescopes available to look through and see many objects in the night sky whether near or far.

LIGO was founded in 1992 by Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT with the mission

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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

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