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PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY Collaboration Meeting. Education and Outreach Report. Malargüe April 29, 2003. Outline. Auger poster competition Visitor Center web page Eureka Science Museum in Mendoza MTU scholarship program for Malargüe students Planetarium

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    1. PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORYCollaboration Meeting Education and Outreach Report Malargüe April 29, 2003 Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    2. Outline • Auger poster competition • Visitor Center web page • Eureka Science Museum in Mendoza • MTU scholarship program for Malargüe students • Planetarium • Portable Geiger counter display • Preview of VC web page Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    3. Auger Poster Competition • Competition announced on February 9 to collaboration • Single, simple 60cm x 40cm poster in several languages • for wide circulation • 6 entries received and are on display in the Visitor Center • Identified by letters A, B, C, D, E, F • Please vote on forms provided near posters by • 12:00 noon on Thursday • Indicate preferences 1, 2, 3, and you may suggest • improvements Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    4. Visitor Center in Auger Center Building Many thanks to our Visitor Center tour guides: Silvia Soledad Rivas Vanina Cara Analía Cáceres Fernando Sánchez Leonardo Darío Bax MonthNumber of visitors 2002 January February March April May June July August September October November December 2003 January February March April 126 255 471 50 96 147 219 70 124 320 271 193 751 577 160 422 2342 Total 4252 Compiled by Analía Cáceres Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    5. New Visitor Center Web PageNearly Completed Professional web designers in Mendoza were enlisted to produce informative web page for virtual visitor experience Preview last week at UTN After some fine tuning and additions, this will be available soon for collaboration comments Cost: 850 pesos Alejandra Cicero Antonio Castineira Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    6. Home PageFull preview at the end of this talk Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    7. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología • We have foreseen the following ingredients in an Auger exhibit • Outside: 2 Mexican SD tanks outdoors with explanatory signs • Inside: Italian FD prototype from Los Leones, posters, brochures, PC with • interactive activities Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    8. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología • Loading tanks on truck in Malargüe for delivery to Mendoza • April 2003 Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    9. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología • Tank in place near main exhibit building entrance Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    10. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología • View of both tanks • Tanks will be outfitted with hardware (UTN) Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    11. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología Poster 4 Poster 3 Poster 2 Poster 1 • 4 posters on self-supporting stands as shown Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    12. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología 3 Posters 4 Posters 2 PCs against wall • $$ advance to begin poster stand and frame production • Museum staff will do poster graphics with our input on content Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    13. Eureka Science Park in MendozaParque de la Ciencia y la Tecnología • Interior space still reserved for FD mirrors • Transport to Mendoza stalled due to customs/diplomatic waiver • Waiver restrictions run out in about 2 years • We will organize a public opening/reception for Phase 1 • of the exhibit near the next collaboration meeting with • plenty of notice Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    14. Michigan Technical UniversityScholarship • Angelo’s team placed 2nd in • national “Ford Future Truck” • competition • Redesign Ford Explorer for fuel • economy and efficiency Dave Nitz and Malargüe student Angelo Chialva Major: mechanical engineering Second student will enroll in autumn 2003; local selection awaits TOEFL test results of top candidates Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    15. Planetarium Progress • Local support for building construction and site • Collaboration contributions encouraged • Funding applications to Antorchas and YPF foundations • for education Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    16. Portable Geiger Counter DisplaysAvailable for Purchase Approx. $500 each 2 month delivery time New edition from Fermilab Original version Place orders with G. Snow Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    17. Near-term future plans • Complete Phase 1 of Eureka sciencemuseum exhibit, • organize public opening • Complete web page work • Update press kit • Update Visitor Center posters (Eureka development) • Install Karlsruhe ¼-size FD mirror set-up in VC • Auger video • Press releases (Mexican tank arrival) • Push on planetarium plan Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García

    18. Now to the VC web page preview Auger Collaboration Meeting, Malargüe, April 2003 Education/Outreach Report, Gregory R. Snow and Beatriz García