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|Post-Thanksgiving LIGO Tour Come to LIGO the day after Thanksgiving, 11/28/14, to join the 3:00 PM public tour of our facility. This is a great opportunity to show out-of-town guests one of two gravitational wave detector sites in the U.S. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary. All ages are welcome; tours work best for middle school ages and above. Find driving directions to LIGO on our Web site (your phone might not recognize LIGO's address).|
|LIGO makes the S5 data set publicly available for analysis. Say hello to the LIGO Open Science Center (LOSC)! Through the LOSC Web site, the public can download data from LIGO's fifth science run (S5 -- the fall of 2005 through the fall of 2007). LOSC tutorials and tools will help users understand the data stream and perform analyses. The S5 release represents the first in an ongoing program of LIGO releases in future years. Check the LOSC Web site for full information about LIGO's new venture in public data.|
|LIGO Magazine, Issue Five Read issue five (left) to learn about the milestone "First Lock" of the Advanced LIGO detector at the Livingston Observatory. LIGO Magazine comes to you from the international LIGO Scientific Collaboration and delivers twice-yearly news of the worldwide effort to detect gravitational waves along with interesting features from related areas of astrophysics.|
|Follow the installation of Advanced LIGO at LIGO Hanford by surfing our photo and video Galleries. Check the galleries periodically to find recent news on Advanced LIGO activities at LHO. Then come see the real thing on a LIGO tour!|
|What do you want to know about LIGO? LIGO Hanford's list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) now resides on our Web site. Surf our FAQ for responses to often-asked questions that cover various aspects of LIGO detector operations, data analysis, astronomy/astrophysics and working life at the Observatory. LIGO Hanford thanks students from Liberty High School and Sammamish High School for sending in the questions that started the LHO FAQ!|
Explore LIGO . . .
|Watch a new movie:|
LIGO, a Passion for Understanding
Stream this 22-minute film from Space.com to see Advanced LIGO coming to life and to hear the thoughts and reflections of a number of LIGO personnel as they continue the journey toward gravitational wave detections on LIGO's huge interferometers.
|Try LIGO's book recommendations.|
Contact LIGO via 509-372-8106, 509-372-8248 or outreach(at)ligo-wa.caltech.edu to request a speaker for your organization, schedule a LIGO tour or field trip, request our periodic e-newsletter, sign up to be a LIGO volunteer, or query us on gravitational-wave astronomy.
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