September Meeting Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:00am CDT Event format: In-Person / Local Posted by Brandon Lithgoe Share Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)32225 Weiss Rd.Holden, LA 70744United StatesOur September Meeting will be at LIGO in Livingston Parish for a tour of the facility. The date is Saturday Sept. 16th @ 11am for a 2 hour tour. The tour is Free for both members and non-members. LIGO is a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The facility is one of two wave detectors that operate in tandem. They have now been successful at detecting three instances of gravitational waves emanating from collapsing black holes. The tour will last two hours and a lunch provided afterwards at the picnic grounds. Cost of the lunch will be $15 for members, $10 for students and $18 for non-members. 2 PDH credits will be awarded for the event. If you would like to sign up for the tour please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so that the correct number of lunches can be prepared. Information about LIGO is found here. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA Directions to LIGO is found here. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Directions-for-public When arriving on the LIGO site the gate will be open for our visit. Please follow traffic signs and obey speed limit signs while in the facility. If anyone is interested in a carpool we can meet at the Car Pool lot by Movie Theatre at I-12 and O’neal. We would need to leave that lot at 10:15 am to ensure we arrive by 11:00am for the tour.