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LIGO e-Lab Resources

Cool Science

Video about LIGO science

e-Lab Intro Tutorials: Screencast (with Sound) or Screenshots

Learn how to get around in the e-Lab, use the project map, milestone references, logbook and more.

e-Lab Tutorials: Screencast (with Sound) or Screenshots

Learn how to use the e-Lab to plot LIGO seismic data.


Maps that show LIGO Observatories and the location of LIGO seismometers

LIGO Sensors

Descriptions of the sensors that produce data for the LIGO e-Lab

LIGO Hanford and Livingston

Use the LIGO Web sites to learn more about LIGO's search for gravitational waves.

LHO Electronic Log

LIGO's E-Log (Hanford and Livingston) can help you connect what you see in the e-Lab data to what's happening at the Observatory. To view the detector log, use the user name "reader" and password "readonly".

Distance Calculator

Use this Google tool to calculate distances between locations you are studying.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide & APA Formatting and Style Guide

Research Citations (Purdue University)

Related Data

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquakes Site

Start here to find earthquake lists, maps and other resources

Search the USGS Earthquake Archive

Use this search form in case you are looking for an earthquake that is more than 30 days old

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Earthquake information that is specific to the pacific Northwest. Click the "Webicorders" link to see real-time seismographs

IRIS Seismology Web Site

Be sure to look at the Seismic Monitor! Check other seismic resources also

Weather Underground - Richland, WA

Southeastern Washington weather data

NOAA Buoy Network

Ocean weather, wave heights, wave periods and other data. An extensive archive.

Seismic Resources

Build your own Seismometer

Try PBS's ZOOM activity.

How Does a Seismometer Work?

Learn the basics of how a seismometer measures ground vibrations

Seismometers, Seismic Waves and Earthquakes

Click on the links to find helpful one-page articles

Earthquake Wave Tutorial

Learn the basics about earthquake waves


Dale Ingram - Education and Outreach Coordinator, LIGO Hanford Observatory
Ask Dale questions about using the e-Lab in your classroom.

IT Careers

Career Cluster Pamphlet

Read a pamphlet from Nebraska Department of Education.

Prepare for an Information Technology (IT) Career

Read Microsoft Learning's suggestions for preparing for an IT Career.

Computing Degrees & Careers

from Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Training & Certifications

from Cisco.

Grid Computing

LIGO has its own computing grid called LDG, which consists of all the LSC computer clusters used for storing data and performing analyses. LDG stands for "LSC Data Grid" or "LIGO Data Grid". View the LDG home page and learn more about grids - a form of distributed computing.

LDG home page

View the home page for LIGO's grid.

The Grid Cafe

Enjoy CERN's multimedia introduction to grid computing.

Grid Talk

Read Grid Briefings and explore the Grid Guide, from CERN.

Grids for Kids at TryScience

Use grid computing to model Mt. Vesuvius' volcanic activity and discover whether residents need warning, from New York Museum of Science.

Grid computing

Read the article from Wikipedia.
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