Open House at HAARP

By: 
Sue Mitchell
August 17, 2016
  • HAARP photo by Chris Fallen

Date: August 26, 2016 -August 27, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: HAARP, mile 11.3 Tok Cutoff; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center, mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is planning a special public lecture and open house at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research facility later this month.

The lecture will be Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park Visitor Center auditorium, 106.8-mile Richardson Highway, 10 miles south of Glennallen. The lecture is titled “Radio modification of the ionosphere and who uses this HAARP thing anyway?” It is presented in partnership with the Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment and is aimed at ages 15 and up.

The open house will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HAARP Research Site, 11.3-mile Tok Cutoff, Gakona, Alaska. HAARP is approximately 240 miles from Fairbanks.

The open house features tours of the facility as well as talks and interactive displays covering a variety of geophysical processes, including aurora, permafrost and space weather. A mobile planetarium and unmanned aerial vehicles will be on site, and food will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages. Both events are free and open to the public.

Operation of the HAARP research facility, including the world’s most capable high-frequency transmitter for study of the ionosphere, was transferred from the U.S. Air Force to UAF on Aug. 15, 2015.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sue Mitchell, 907-474-5823, UAF-GI-HAARP@alaska.edu