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Cosmic Rays

The long journey of cosmic rays

This Video was realized by Aurelio Grillo, Pierre Auger Collaboration, and Vincenzo Napolano, INFN Communication Office.
Courtesy of Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics - INFN


Catching the Fastest Particles in the Universe
Miguel Mostafá | TEDxPSU 2016

What are the most energetic particles in the Universe? Where are they coming from? And more importantly, who cares?


How cosmic rays help us understand the universe

We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains what cosmic rays are, and how they transmit information about our universe from the great beyond.

Lesson by Veronica Bindi, animation by TED-Ed. Published on 23 Sep 2014. View full lesson:


The Pierre Auger Observatory

Voices of The Universe

A video about the Pierre Auger Observatory directed by Cristina Raschia. The video features interviews with many scientists about their work on cosmic ray physics at the Observatory.

Executive Producers:
Ingomar Allekotte, Beatriz Garcia, and Cristina Raschia.
Fundacion Observatorio Pierre Auger, Tango Films, and Universidad Tecnologica Nacional - Facultad Regional Mendoza

Streaming: English subtitles  -  Spanish subtitles


Auger SSD
September 2016

AugerPrime Engineering array, SSD construction:
attaching corrugated roof as the last step before deployment.


installing campaign in Malargüe 2013

In this video we present the installation of the AERA Phase II with the addition of 100 radio stations in the argentinian pampas at the Pierre Auger Observatory.

AERA - Auger Engineering Radio Array
Author: Gina Isar (ISS Media Group)


The Pierre Auger Observatory from above
Malargüe, August 2018

Fly with a drone over the Argentine pampa and see the vastness of the observatory from above.

Author: Tobias Schulz (Pierre Auger Collaboration)


To Los Leones - a 20-min ride in a 2-min video

12.5 km of gravel roads in the pampa in a 2-min video! Los Leones is the closest Fluorescence Detector building to Malargue.

This video is part of a travel diary called Journey to Auger, which relates the celebrations of AugerPrime in Malargüe, Argentina in Nov. 2015. The idea of this blog was to create a collection of new material about the Pierre Auger Observatory that mixes painting, drawing, photo, graphic design and video.


Pierre Auger Observatory Time Lapse

The Pierre Auger Observatory is the largest cosmic ray detector in the world. It covers an area of 3000 square kilometers with approximately 1600 surface detector stations which detect cosmic ray shower particles directly, as well as four fluorescence detectors which overlook the atmosphere above the surface array and detect fluorescence light emitted by shower particles. This time lapse sequence is constructed from a series of images captured in November-December 2013.

Video © Steven Saffi

video radio-cosmic

Radio Cosmic

In November 2014 was recorded at the Pierre Auger collaboration meeting material to make a 25-min movie on cosmic rays, with a focus on the radio signal with AERA and CODALEMA/EXTASIS at Nancay, France. Published on 23 Sep 2014.

Video © CNRS

video pao kohan

Cosmic Shower

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology / TEC TV presents this production documentary film
made by k film producciones 25p films
written and directed by Miguel Luis Kohan
2014, (English - Spanish)


A Hybrid Detector (Playlist)

The Auger Observatory is a "hybrid detector", employing two independent methods to detect and study high-energy cosmic rays. One technique detects high energy particles through their interaction with water placed in surface detector tanks. The other technique tracks the development of air showers by observing ultraviolet light emitted high in the Earth's atmosphere. The hybrid nature of the Pierre Auger Observatory provides for two independent ways to see cosmic rays.
Youtube playlist 8 videos  |  download


Documentaries in German

video daniel-vega
Kosmische Strahlung

3Sat, 07 March 2019

Wir sehen und fühlen sie nicht und doch umgibt sie uns: kosmische Strahlung. Sie bringt Polarlichter hervor, doch birgt sie auch Gefahren für das Leben auf der Erde.
Ein Film von Daniel Vega, der unter anderem das Pierre-Auger-Observatorium vorstellt.

video teilchenlabor-in-den-anden

Teilchenlabor in den Anden
Hyperraum TV 26 March 2014

Eine gewaltige Zahl von hochenergetischen Teilchen fliegt durch das Weltall. Man nennt sie Kosmische Strahlung. Treffen sie auf die Atmosphäre, entstehen durch Materiekollisionen gewaltige Teilchenschauer, die im unsichtbaren UV-Licht leuchten. Über den Ursprung der höchstenergetischen Teilchen wissen wir heute noch wenig. In den argentinischen Anden wurde in der freien Natur ein gewaltiges Teilchenlabor aufgebaut, das dieses Naturspektakel im Verborgenen permanent beobachtet.

Hyperraum TV - Weltraumteilchen im Wassertank

Weltraumteilchen im Wassertank
Hyperraum TV 04 March 2014
Featuring Jonny Kleinfeller, Project Manager

Mitten in der einsamen Pampa von Argentinien, in rund 1.500 Metern Höhe am Rande der Anden, liegt das Pierre-Auger-Observatorium. Es ist weltweit die einzige Beobachtungsstätte dieser Grössenklasse, die mit Detektoren unterschiedlicher Art die hochenergetische Kosmische Strahlung untersucht. Ziel ist es, mehr über deren Ursprung zu erfahren. Denn niemand kann heute theoretisch ableiten, woher sie kommt und vor allem wie die unvorstellbar hohen Energien kosmisch erzeugt werden.

video pao mirbach

Das Pierre Auger Observatorium
Mineworks 2006
Frank Mirbach


20th Anniversary