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A crystal clear place to study the skies

In the last few decades, Argentina and Chile have proven themselves prime spots for astronomical observation—a status that has been a boon in many ways for both countries.

How it all began

In 2006 Alan Watson wrote an article describing the birth of the Pierre Auger Project.

First antenna for the AugerPrime radio upgrade!

March 2019: Young scientists cheer after installing the first antenna for the AugerPrime radio upgrade!

Getting insights into the measured dipolar anisotropy

The Pierre Auger Collaboration measured a dipolar anisotropy in the arrival-direction distribution of the cosmic rays with energies in excess of 8x1018 eV, finding that the flux is about
6.5% larger than the average in one direction of the sky and it is correspondingly smaller in the opposite direction.

Observation of inclined EeV air showers with the radio detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Extensive air showers, initiated in the Earth’s atmosphere by high-energy cosmic rays, emit pulsed radio signals with a typical duration of tens of nanoseconds.

Dutch Funding Agency NWO provides 2.5 Million € for the Auger Radio Upgrade

2018 October – The Dutch organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will fund a new antenna network at the Pierre Auger Observatory. The research group Cosmic Ray Research at Radboud University and Nikhef will receive 2.5 million € from the NWO Large Investment Grant programme.

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