July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Education, Outreach and Public Relations of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 140
Poster contribution CR-IN Poster 1 CR


Dr Charles Timmermans (Nikhef/Radboud University)


The scale and scope of the physics studied at the Pierre Auger Observatory continue to offer significant opportunities for original outreach work. Education, outreach and public relations of the Auger Collaboration are coordinated in a dedicated task whose goals are to encourage and support a wide range of efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and the science of cosmic rays, particle physics, and associated technologies. The presentation will focus on the impact of the Collaboration in Mendoza Province, Argentina and beyond. The Auger Visitor Center in Malarg\"{u}e has hosted over 95,000 visitors since 2001, and a fifth collaboration-sponsored science fair was held on the Observatory campus in November 2014. The Rural Schools Program, which is run by Observatory staff and which brings cosmic-ray science and infrastructure improvements 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, collaborators draw on these resources to develop Auger related displays and outreach events at their institutions and in public settings to disseminate the science and successes of the Observatory worldwide. The presentation will also highlight education and outreach activities associated with the planned upgrade of the Observatory’s detector systems and future physics goals.
Collaboration Pierre Auger
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 426

Primary author

Dr Charles Timmermans (Nikhef/Radboud University)

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