Athabasca (ATHA, #12)
The Athabasca site is located at Athabasca University in
Athabasca, AB about 2 hours north of Edmonton.
The Athabasca GBO is located at the Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory (AUGO) pictured
below which is located approximately 500 meters west of the main University Campus. The
Observatory is equiped with a one meter dome, power, heat, telephone and a high speed
The prototype THEMIS GBO is at the AUGO. The prototype ASI Enclosure (and ASI) is mounted on
the wooden platform on top of the Observatory. The prototype (Observatory Support Electronics)
OSE is deployed outside AUGO in the Computer System Enclosure (CSE). The final configuration will
have the OSE inside AUGO with the cables to the ASI running through access holes just below the
1 metre dome. The THEMIS prototype GBO installation site visit is documented in the installation trip report.
The ASI Enclosure mounted on the AUGO.
The ASI Enclosure and the AUGO 1 metre dome (north is to the right).
The Computer System Enclosure (CSE) standing next to the AUGO (not shown).
The Observatory Support Electronics (OSE) inside the CSE.
The Observatory was built by Dr. Martin Connors of
the University of Athabasca who resides in Edmonton. He acts as the
contact for the site with assistance from Elaine Birkigt and
Ben Warrington, research assistants at the University who live in Athabasca.
Martin Connors, Director of the Athabasca Geophysical Obseravtory
The Observatory at the University Of Athabasca is connected to high
speed internet (via a landline). The prototype GBO is online. It is also equiped with a
Transportation and Accomodation
While visiting Athabasca be sure and stay at the Hillside Motel!!
|Address: ||4804 - 46 A Avenue Athabasca, AB T9S 1B6|