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Pythagorean Astronomy: Gravitational Discipline Journey – half 2 – Physics and Astronomy outreach

Chris in front of the LIGO Hanford sign

Proof that I used to be there!

That is the second a part of a gravitational area journey to the LIGO Hanford Observatory in Washington State, within the US.

Final month we talked about how the detectors work, and the scientists and engineers who function them. This time, we take a longer-term look, not simply into the longer term but additionally into the previous, and ask what it took to get right here, and what the longer term holds.

Dr Mike Landry, Head of LIGO Hanford Observatory, and Dr Fred Raab, Affiliate Director of Operations at LIGO explains what it takes to run an observatory.

We hear about a number of the technical particulars from Dr Georgia Mansell. And Corey Grey explains his path to changing into a Senior Operatory at LIGO Hanford, and the influence of his Native American heritage.

An prolonged version of an authentic broadcast on eighth September 2022 as a part of Pythagoras’ Trousers on Radio Cardiff.

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