Want to learn what the entire ERGO projects is about in less than 4 minutes? Then check out our new video that gives a brief history of the project, how it works and what the long term goals are.
ERGO is enabling kids all around the world to turn the Earth into a giant telescope. By placing ‘pixels’ that detect cosmic rays in classrooms around the world, ERGO is turning the surface of the Earth into a giant, rotating telescope.
We are still looking for educators who would like to host a pixel. Grants are available. Fill out an application at ergotelescope.org/get-involved/
Produced by Coffee & Celluloid Productions
Cerro Paranal / VLT images courtesy eso.org / Christophmalin.com
The ERGO interns have a lot planned for this summer. Here are some of their exciting projects:
- Building twenty more ERGO pixels
- Working on several methods for wireless telemetry various field experiments
- Balloon launch – to measure cosmic rays in high altitudes
- Gulf-stream ocean drifting buoy
- Rocket-launch payload for Italy
- Deep-sea sounding experiments
- Investigation of link between cosmic rays and lightning
- New ways for users to be able to access ERGO data
- Design of a totally new Gen3 lower-cost ERGO pixel with touch-panel control and data display
- Classroom experiments with cloud chambers and electroscopes
- Investigation of the sensitivity of ERGO pixels to variations in temperature and pressure
- Experiments with muon-specific low-cost detectors for possible inclusion in the Gen3 ERGO pixel.
That’s keeping us all pretty busy. There’s quite a crowd of enthusiastic interns here at the Syntheon lab. Thanks to Jeff, Valentina, James, Cesar, Daniel, Win, Lucas, Simon, Steven, Sloane, Christopher, Hunter, Jordi, Kenneth, James, and Cole!