Funding for LIGO Hanford Outreach Center Approved

May 22 -- On May 21, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed the 2019-21 capital budget, which includes $7.7M for design and construction of a LIGO STEM Exploration Center at LIGO Hanford Observatory. The Center will be used for kindergarten through high school student visits, as well as for public tours. It will add much-needed space to display up to 50 scientific exhibits, plus a classroom and a "maker space" for hands-on activities. The Observatory estimates that, once built, the Center will host up to 10,000 students each year.