The Summer School scientific educational project has opened its 15th season. For the sixth year it takes place in the Volga camp of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Eleven workshops are opened this year.Today, the youngsters from the Astrogeo workshop visited our laboratory. Georgy Aleksandrovich Shelkov told the school students about a remarkable Showers of Knowledge project, which, owing to present-day development of technology, allows everybody to fully participate in a modern physical experiment and gain practical knowledge about current scientific objectives and research methods.Mikhail Vasil’evich Lyablin showed the visitors a new DLNP Metrology Laboratory and told them about the research platform seismically insulated in angle, which was developed on the basis of the Precision Laser Inclinometer. At the end of the excursion the visitors watched the assembly of the Cherenkov telescope for the international TAIGA experiment in the Tunka valley. Artur Borodin not only spoke about difficulties faced in manufacture and assembly of the telescope but also showed how astrophysical mirrors were polished.

IMG 0716 copy