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LIGO Tour

September Meeting
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:00am CDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Brandon Lithgoe
32225 Weiss Rd.
Holden, LA 70744
United States

Our 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 cbourdon@hargrove-epc.com 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.