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Title: The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project: A Statewide Outreach and Education Experiment in Nebraska

The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project (CROP) is a statewide education and research experiment involving Nebraska high school students, teachers, and college undergraduates in the study of extended cosmicmore »-ray air showers. A network of high school teams construct, install, and operate school-based detectors in coordination with University of Nebraska physics professors and graduate students. The detector system at each school is an array of scintillation counters recycled from the Chicago Air Shower Array in weather-proof enclosures on the school roof, with a GPS receiver providing a time stamp for cosmic-ray events. The detectors are connected to triggering electronics and a data-acquisition PC inside the building. Students share data via the Internet to search for time coincidences with other sites. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, CROP enlisted its first 11 schools in the summers of 2000 and 2001 with the aim of expanding to the 314 high schools in the state over the next several years. Similar school-based cosmic ray efforts in the U.S. and abroad will also be described.« less
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Title: The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project: A Statewide Outreach and Education Experiment in Nebraska
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Publication Date: 2001-12-19
OSTI Identifier: 1007455
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201203%%168
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on December 19, 2001
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; DATA ACQUISITION ; EDUCATION ; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES ; FERMILAB ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM ; INTERNET ; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ; PHYSICS ; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS ; COSMIC RAY DETECTION ; COSMIC RAY SOURCES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:04:39
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27