LIGO Document G0900563-v1

Astronomy's New Messengers: A LIGO traveling exhibit to reach out to a young adult audience

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LIGO-G0900563-v1
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The LIGO exhibit "Astronomy's New Messengers: Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves" will travel in the next months 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" will primarily communicate with a late 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 will publicly announce 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, in particular.

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held on 21 Jun 2009 in Columbia U, New York City

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