LIGO Hanford Observatory, Richland

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  • Taxpayer money funded highbrow science. Go and learn how they detect and measure gravity. The drive out is well worth the time spent. I only hope you are ready to get your mind around this kind of r...  more »
  • LIGO Hanford is one of the two Laser Interferometry Gravitational Observatories that first detected the gravitational wave propagating from the collision of two black holes a few years ago and then mo...  more »
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  • Amazing experience, must see. Science in action. The scientists working on the LIGO do the tours themselves, you can ask questions in a very easy setting. Very well coordinated overall. About one hour worth of stuff to see apart from the tour - which takes an hour too, so over about a 2.5 hour stay. Free visit so can’t go wrong with it. Plan a day trip by coupling this with the B Reactor visit.
  • LIGO is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend checking this out. There are only two in the world at this scale! It can be very hot here so make sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. I also recommend bringing a water bottle.

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