Welcome to LIGO Hanford
• August 5, 2015
LIGO Hanford is located in the Columbia Basin region of Central Washington near the Tri-Cities. Home to one of LIGO's two gravitational wave detectors, our facility operates in tandem with LIGO Livingston to listen for the faint whispers of gravitational waves from the most energetic events in the universe.
LIGO Hanford hosts site tours, school field trips and special public events. Use the menus above to see our tour and event schedules and to learn more about the science and engineering that are driving the search for gravitational waves.