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

Abstract

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 cosmic-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.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
987418
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on December 19, 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; COSMIC RAY; SCINTILLATION; DETECTORS

Citation Formats

Claes, Daniel R., and Snow, Gregory R.. The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project A Statewide Outreach Education Experiment in Nebraska. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Claes, Daniel R., & Snow, Gregory R.. The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project A Statewide Outreach Education Experiment in Nebraska. United States.
Claes, Daniel R., and Snow, Gregory R.. Sat . "The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project A Statewide Outreach Education Experiment in Nebraska". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987418.
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title = {The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project A Statewide Outreach Education Experiment in Nebraska},
author = {Claes, Daniel R. and Snow, Gregory R.},
abstractNote = {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 cosmic-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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {12}
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