Exhibit detecting gravitational waves to be showcased at local community center

A $365 million effort to detect gravitational waves in space is coming to the Sunnyside Community Center next Monday, July 18.

Known as LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), the project is based at the Hanford Observatory and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

LIGO also has a traveling exhibit with activities and it will be at the community center here to help students learn about LIGO's search for gravitational waves from outer space.

The exhibit here is in partnership with Sunnyside's Promise and is at no charge to the public. LIGO will offer activities that include experiments with light and sound waves.

The LIGO activities at the community center will be offered on July 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 12 and under.

A presentation for children ages 13 and older will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. that same day.

To register for this free event contact the community center at 837-2205.


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