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The Story of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Ground Breaking Malargüe

17 March 1999

  • 1 Ground Breaking Malargüe – 17 March 1999
    1 Ground Breaking Malargüe – 17 March 1999
  • 2 Announcing the Site of the Auger Observatory
    2 Announcing the Site of the Auger Observatory
  • 3 Plaque Presentation
    3 Plaque Presentation
  • 4 Commemorative Plaque
    4 Commemorative Plaque
  • 5 Presentation to Mayor Jaque
    5 Presentation to Mayor Jaque
  • 6 School Students with Governor Lafalla
    6 School Students with Governor Lafalla
  • 7 Daughter of Pierre Auger with Mayor Jaque
    7 Daughter of Pierre Auger with Mayor Jaque
  • 8 Speeches at the Ground Breaking
    8 Speeches at the Ground Breaking

 

Building the Campus

  • 1 Building the Auger Campus
    1 Building the Auger Campus
  • 2 Starting on the Assembly Building
    2 Starting on the Assembly Building
  • 3 Structure Up
    3 Structure Up
  • 4 Putting up the Walls
    4 Putting up the Walls
  • 5 Connecting the Power
    5 Connecting the Power
  • 6 Building the Comms Tower
    6 Building the Comms Tower
  • 7 Campus Tower – November 2001
    7 Campus Tower – November 2001
  • 8 Pulling cables
    8 Pulling cables
  • 9 Water Plant
    9 Water Plant
  • 10 Assembly Building Complete
    10 Assembly Building Complete
  • 11 Site of the Auger Center Building – February 2001
    11 Site of the Auger Center Building – February 2001
  • 12 The Plan
    12 The Plan
  • 13 Auger Center Building under Construction
    13 Auger Center Building under Construction
  • 14 Auger Center Building under Construction
    14 Auger Center Building under Construction
  • 15 Center Building almost Done
    15 Center Building almost Done
  • 16 Kincho
    16 Kincho
  • 17 Auger Center Building Finished – Dec 2001
    17 Auger Center Building Finished – Dec 2001
  • 18 The Entrance
    18 The Entrance
  • 19 Café
    19 Café
  • 20 Rosa’s Office
    20 Rosa’s Office
  • 21 Data Acquisition Room
    21 Data Acquisition Room

 

First Surface Detector

The Engineering Array 2000-2001

  • 1 First Surface Detector
    1 First Surface Detector
  • 2 First Detector Tanks arrive at the Galpon
    2 First Detector Tanks arrive at the Galpon
  • 3 Unloading the Tanks at the Galpon
    3 Unloading the Tanks at the Galpon
  • 4 Easy does it
    4 Easy does it
  • 5 Bringing the Liner
    5 Bringing the Liner
  • 6 Putting it together
    6 Putting it together
  • 7 Preparing the Dome Window for the PMT
    7 Preparing the Dome Window for the PMT
  • 8 On the Road
    8 On the Road
  • 9 Clearing the Detector Site
    9 Clearing the Detector Site
  • 10 Unloading
    10 Unloading
  • 11 Filtering and Filling
    11 Filtering and Filling
  • 12 First Tank in Place – Yea!
    12 First Tank in Place – Yea!
  • 13 Wiring the Power System
    13 Wiring the Power System
  • 14 Installing the Electronics
    14 Installing the Electronics
  • 15 Final Inspection
    15 Final Inspection
  • 16 Priscilla – first Auger Tank
    16 Priscilla – first Auger Tank
  • 17 Lonesome Priscilla
    17 Lonesome Priscilla

 

First Communications Tower

The Engineering Array 2000-2001

  • 1 First Communications Tower
    1 First Communications Tower
  • 2 Preparing to rig the first Comms Tower
    2 Preparing to rig the first Comms Tower
  • 3 Attaching the Antenna Mounts
    3 Attaching the Antenna Mounts
  • 4 Antennas Ready
    4 Antennas Ready
  • 5 Is this really going to work?
    5 Is this really going to work?
  • 6 Ready?
    6 Ready?
  • 7 Helping the Leeds team raise the antennas - (then the wind came!)
    7 Helping the Leeds team raise the antennas - (then the wind came!)
  • 8 Mounted and Ready (Finally)
    8 Mounted and Ready (Finally)
  • 9 Los Leones Fluorescence Building and Comms Tower
    9 Los Leones Fluorescence Building and Comms Tower

 

First Fluorescence Building: Los Leones

The Engineering Array 2000-2001

  • 1 First Fluorescence Building: Los Leones
    1 First Fluorescence Building: Los Leones
  • 2 Fluorescence Telescope Plan
    2 Fluorescence Telescope Plan
  • 3 Preparing the Foundation at Los Leones
    3 Preparing the Foundation at Los Leones
  • 4 Building under Construction
    4 Building under Construction
  • 5 Roof on
    5 Roof on
  • 6 Telescope Window
    6 Telescope Window
  • 7 Assembling the Telescope
    7 Assembling the Telescope
  • 8 Czech-German Mirror
    8 Czech-German Mirror
  • 9 Assembling the Camera
    9 Assembling the Camera
  • 10 First Telescope
    10 First Telescope
  • 11 Second Telescope
    11 Second Telescope
  • 12 Ready for the Shutters
    12 Ready for the Shutters
  • 13 Oops! Shutter Interlock Needs Work
    13 Oops! Shutter Interlock Needs Work
  • 14 Los Leones Building from the Air
    14 Los Leones Building from the Air
  • 15 First Large Fluorescence Event – 23 May 2001
    15 First Large Fluorescence Event – 23 May 2001

 

Celebration 2005

  • 1 Celebration 2005
    1 Celebration 2005
  • 2 Celebration symposium (Jim Cronin with Miguel Mostafa translating)
    2 Celebration symposium (Jim Cronin with Miguel Mostafa translating)
  • 3 Symposium Speeches
    3 Symposium Speeches
  • 4 Roses and flags
    4 Roses and flags
  • 5 Celebration Ceremony
    5 Celebration Ceremony
  • 6 Mayor Rodriguez and  Governor Cobos
    6 Mayor Rodriguez and Governor Cobos
  • 7 Celebration Ceremony (More speeches)
    7 Celebration Ceremony (More speeches)
  • 8 Unveiling the Monument
    8 Unveiling the Monument
  • 9 Tour of the surface array
    9 Tour of the surface array
  • 10 Science fair
    10 Science fair
  • 11 Science fair winners
    11 Science fair winners
  • 12 Asado at Pinchera
    12 Asado at Pinchera
  • 13 Picnic at Pinchera
    13 Picnic at Pinchera
  • 14 Dancers
    14 Dancers

 

The James W. Cronin School

  • 1 Groundbreaking – 2005
    1 Groundbreaking – 2005
  • 2 Groundbreaking – 2005
    2 Groundbreaking – 2005
  • 3 School under construction – 2005
    3 School under construction – 2005
  • 4 School under construction – 2005
    4 School under construction – 2005
  • 5 Inauguration of the James Cronin School – 2006
    5 Inauguration of the James Cronin School – 2006
  • 6 Teachers
    6 Teachers
  • 7 Celebrating the new school
    7 Celebrating the new school
  • 8 Students and teachers
    8 Students and teachers

 

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