HAARP open house scheduled for Aug. 25

<i>Photo courtesy of HAARP, UAF Geophysical Institute</i><br> A red fox tours the antenna array at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Gakona.
Photo courtesy of HAARP, UAF Geophysical Institute
A red fox stands inside the antenna array at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Gakona.

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, will host an open house on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gakona, Alaska.

The facility is managed and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Scientists around the world use HAARP to study physics in the ionosphere, which is the highest portion of the Earth’s atmosphere.

The open house will allow people to see the facility up close and learn from experts about the research that happens at HAARP. There will be tours of the operations building and the antenna array. In addition, scientists will give talks about the science behind HAARP, and there will be family-friendly, science-based activities.

The event is free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase. The UAF Geophysical Institute is offering a round-trip bus from Fairbanks and Delta Junction to HAARP. The bus will return the same day. Tickets are available for sale at gi.alaska.edu/tickets.

CONTACT: Fritz Freudenberger, ffreudenberger@alaska.edu, 907-474-7185.

ON THE WEB: https://gi.alaska.edu/haarp or
https://www.facebook.com/UAFHAARP/ or @UAFHAARP on Twitter

Last updated: Aug 17, 2018