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. In 2010, an extended version of this exhibit will appear in a New York City venue that is accessible to a large and diverse cross section of the general public. 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.
M. Cavaglia et al., "Astronomy's New Messengers: A Traveling Exhibit to Reach Out to a Young Adult Audience," Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 228, Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, Jul 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/228/1/012001
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Gravitational effects; Interferometers; Laser interferometry; Societies and institutions; Extended versions; General publics; Laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatories; New York city; Public institution; Young adults; Young people; Gravity waves
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