Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory exhibit Astronomy's New Messengers: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves is traveling to colleges, universities, museums and other public institutions throughout the United States. Astronomy's New Messengers primarily communicates with an adolescent and young adult audience, potentially inspiring them into the field of science. Acknowledging that this audience is traditionally a difficult one to attract, the exhibit publicly announces itself in a charismatic fashion to reach its principal goals of broadening the community of people interested in science and encouraging interest in science among young people.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Gravitational effects; Interferometers; Laser interferometry; Societies and institutions, Laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatories; Public institution; Young adults; Young people; Gravity waves

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1742-6588

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, All rights reserved.

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Physics Commons

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