No Open Day at GEO600 in 2020
June 03, 2020
Because of the corona pandemic and the related infection control measures for GEO600 employees and visitors to the site, there will be no Open Day at GEO600 this year. Guided tours for visitor groups are also not possible until further notice.
As soon as we are again able to offer guided tours and similar events, we will provide further information here.
You can get an impression of earlier Open Days from past years' picture galleries.
On June 14, 2014, the gravitational-wave observatory GEO600 held an Open Day for the general public. About 250 guests attended the event and visited the high-tech detector GEO600 to learn more about gravitational-wave astronomy.
On 11 July 2015, GEO600 invited the public to the detector site. Besides guided tours of the detector, there was the opportunity to talk to the scientists. More than 200 guests accepted the invitation.
On 31 July 2016 the GEO600 detector site was open to everyone interested in gravitational wave science. Apart from guided tours of the detector the visitor had the chance to chat with the scientists on site and to learn about LISA Pathfinder. About 800 guests visited GEO600 on this day.
On 30th of July 2017, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Institut für Gravitationsphysik at Leibniz Universität Hannover invited the public for an Open Day at the gravitational-wave detector GEO600 south of Hanover. At six different detector stations researchers from the institute provided information about the importance of gravitational waves, their direct detection, the central contributions by GEO600, and the beginning of a new era of astronomy. An estimated 400 guests visited GEO600 on this Sunday afternoon.
of June 2018, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the Institut für Gravitationsphysik at Leibniz Universität Hannover invited the public for an Open Day at the gravitational-wave detector GEO600 south of Hanover. An estimated 250 guests visited GEO600 on this Sunday afternoon.
Flying over the site
You can view the GEO600 site from the air in our quadrocopter videos.
Interviews with GEO600 researchers about their work are available here:
Interviews with GEO600 researchers about their work, gravitational waves, and the detector.