Micro-g LaCoste Absolute Gravimeter Workshop 20-24 September, 2010

Thanks to a fantastic response, the 2010 workshop is now fully booked!

Micro-g LaCoste, Inc. is pleased to announce an Absolute Gravimeter Workshop to be held in Lafayette, Colorado, USA the week of 20-24 September, 2010. The discussion will focus on "advanced" topics related to Micro-g LaCoste absolute gravity meter hardware and software, and is aimed primarily at groups and individuals already familiar with absolute gravity meters. Topics will include (but are not limited to):
  • Absolute gravity measurement theory
  • Software - processing data with "g" software
  • Software - Environmental correction issues
  • Software - Data signatures of common problems
  • Hardware - Interferometer alignment
  • Hardware - Laser cleaning
  • Hardware - Fiber optics alignment
  • Hardware - Dropper tuning
  • Hardware - Dropping chamber belt replacement
  • Hardware - Superspring alignment
  • Hardware - Superspring tuning

Classroom training will take place at the Micro-g LaCoste facility in Lafayette, Colorado. Attendees will also work in small groups, receiving hands-on training with an FG5 gravity meter or an A-10 gravity meter. Previous workshop attendees will note that the hands-on portion of the workshop will be very similar to earlier workshops.

In addition to the classroom discussions, we would like to schedule a series of (optional) 15-20 minute presentations by workshop participants. More details on this as attendee interest is gauged.

The course is contingent on an enrollment of at least 7 persons and limited to a maximum of 15 persons. The cost is US$1800 per person, and includes all course materials, box lunches, and snacks (the fee does not include airfare, lodging, or additional meal expenses). Also included are an ice-breaker banquet and a visit to nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.

Please click here for the registration form.


(Maximum discount is 10% per person)
  • Registration made prior to 1 July 2010 (5% each)
  • Two or more attendees from one institution attending the workshop(10% each)

Cancellation Policy

If class does not meet the minimum enrollment 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop, it will be cancelled on that date. All enrollees will be immediately contacted and provided with a full refund.

Registrations will only be processed upon receipt of a registration form and a payment method (copy of PO, check, or money order).

Cancellation Policy. A full refund will be provided for cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. If cancellation is received after this date, the customer will be charged 50% of the workshop fee.

For more information please contact Derek van Westrum