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LIGO Hanford Observatory
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NameLIGO Hanford Observatory
Address127124 N Route 10, Richland WA
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Richland, WA 99352
Brief DescriptionGravitational Wave Detector Site
DescriptionLIGO Hanford Observatory operates two of the world's largest gravitational wave interferometers. Laser light travels five miles through the desert inside evacuated steel tubes as part of this ambitious effort, supported by the National Science Foundation, to open a new window on the universe. The Observatory offers free twice-monthly public tours and private tours for groups of 15(+). Drop-in guests can visit during business hours to view posters, displays and a video. Check the LIGO Hanford Web site for information about tours, public events and driving directions to the site.
Phone 1(509) 372-8106
Phone 2(509) 372-8181
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time AllowanceOne hour for drop-in, two hours for tour
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Last Updated6/29/2011
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