IFLP   13074
INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
Education and outreach activities of the Pierre Auger Observatory
Autor/es:
THE PIERRE AUGER COLLABORATION.; S. J. SCIUTTO
Lugar:
Rio de Janeiro
Reunión:
Conferencia; 33rd International Cosmic Ray Conference; 2013
Institución organizadora:
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
Resumen:
The scale and scope of the physics studied at the Pierre Auger Observatory continue to offer significantopportunities for original outreach work. Education, outreach and public relations of the Auger Collaborationare coordinated in a separate task whose goals are to encourage and support a wide range of education andoutreach efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and the science of cosmic rays, particlephysics, and associated technologies. The presentation will focus on the impact of the collaboration in MendozaProvince, Argentina. The Auger Visitor Center in Malarg¨ue has hosted over 80,000 visitors since 2001, and afourth collaboration-sponsored science fair was held on the Observatory campus in November 2012. The RuralSchools Program, which is run by Observatory staff and which brings cosmic-ray science and infrastructureimprovements to remote schools, continues to broaden its reach. Numerous online resources, video documentaries,and animations of extensive air showers have been created for wide public release. Increasingly, collaboratorsdraw on these resources to develop Auger related displays and outreach events at their institutions and in publicsettings to disseminate the science and successes of the Observatory worldwide.
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