Pierre Auger Observatory

Auger Google Earth/Sky News

In reverse chronological order

27 March 2014

All Google Earth web pages are now listed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License to ensure open access.

19 January 2012

Google had updated the imagery available in the Mendoza area, in particular with higher-resolution images of Malargue. As a result the ground images shifted by perhaps 15 m (typical of the stated position resolution) and the Auger Malargue campus building no longer appeared to sit correctly on their spots on the ground. The Auger South model files (in English, German, Spanish and Italian) were all updated, with the buildings shifted to match the imagery.

30 March 2010

The positions of all deployed surface detector stations have been updated, current as of now (this update is reflected in the English, Spanish, German and Italian model files). In addition, a new feature has been introduced in the English model file only (for now), showing some new enhancements to the Auger Observatory, including the prototype radio detector antenna locations, and the projected AERA radio detector antenna locations (thanks to Jörg Hörandel for the coordinates!), a 3D model of the HEAT (High Elevation Auger Telescope) FD detectors (thanks to Hans Klages for the photos!), and the AMIGA close-packed infill array of detectors.

The following Auger South model files have been updated to reflect this: Pierre_Auger_Observatory_English.kmz, Observatorio_Pierre_Auger_Espanol.kmz, Pierre_Auger_Observatorium_Deutsch.kmz, and Osservatorio_Pierre_Auger_Italiano.kmz .

9 October 2009

The file Published_Auger_Events_Sky.kmz has been updated to add a layered composite image of the Centaurus A AGN, an animation of the Cen A supermassive black hole, and to correct the scaling of the Cen A VLA image, which was too large.

16 September 2009

Google has updated the imagery used in Argentina such that all of the Pierre Auger Observatory area is now imaged at fairly high resolution. As a consequence, parts of the array previously lacking detail now explicitly show structures not previously seen, such as the Los Morados and Loma Amarilla fluorescence telescopes, as well as the two Central Laser Facilities. But also the imagery did not exactly coincide with the exact known measured coordinates of these facilities, so that new Google Earth model files were produced with the structures slightly shifted to match the Google Earth imagery.

The following Auger South model files have been updated to reflect this: Pierre_Auger_Observatory_English.kmz, Observatorio_Pierre_Auger_Espanol.kmz, Pierre_Auger_Observatorium_Deutsch.kmz, Osservatorio_Pierre_Auger_Italiano.kmz and Auger_tour.kmz .

4 June 2009

A new Google Earth/Sky movie is available:

  • Exploration in Google Earth and Sky of one very high energy hybrid event correlated with 3 active galactic nuclei (about 73 MB): AugerEvt.wmv .

25 May 2009

This Auger Google Earth Web Site was reorganized to match the style of the official Auger Web Site.

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5 November 2008

The Auger South model files have been updated to reflect the positions of the tanks deployed as of the end of October 2008. These are Pierre_Auger_Observatory_English.kmz, Observatorio_Pierre_Auger_Espanol.kmz, Pierre_Auger_Observatorium_Deutsch.kmz, and Osservatorio_Pierre_Auger_Italiano.kmz.

4 March 2008

The Auger South model files have been updated to reflect the positions of the tanks deployed as of February 2008. These are Pierre_Auger_Observatory_English.kmz, Observatorio_Pierre_Auger_Espanol.kmz, Pierre_Auger_Observatorium_Deutsch.kmz, and Osservatorio_Pierre_Auger_Italiano.kmz.

Two new movies of Google Earth/Sky exploration are available:

Exploration in Google Sky of the arrival directions of some of the highest-energy events in the direction of the Centaurus A active galactic nucleus (about 31 MB): Auger_GoogleSky.wmv .

A history using Google Earth of Auger tank deployment from 2002 to 2008 (about 21 MB): SDTankHistory.wmv .

 

 

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