LIGO Hanford for the Public[fb]

[issue_6] LIGO Magazine, Issue Six    LIGO Magazine's latest issue (left) features LIGO Hanford! Explore the online version and read the latest on commissioning progress at LHO along with other stories about people and circumstances at our facility (tumbleweed floods, for instance). You'll see other articles of interest, such as a great piece about the National Science Foundation's role in the development of LIGO by retired NSF Program Director Richard Isaacson. LIGO Magazine comes to you twice yearly from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. [issue_5]

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.

[081811_6]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!
[121411] 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 . . .

[LIGO movie]Watch a new movie:
LIGO, a Passion for Understanding

Stream this 22-minute film from 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.

[book] Try LIGO's book recommendations.

Contact LIGO via 509-372-8106, 509-372-8248 or outreach(at) 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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