LHC Inauguration - Press Information

The LHC Official Inauguration will take place on October 21st, from 15h00 to 18h00, in the presence of the highest representatives of the member states of CERN and representatives of the communities and authorities of the countries participating in the LHC adventure.

Relevant information for the press will be continuously updated in the coming days.

CERN Press Releases

Accreditation

Live Satellite and Web Broadcast

Pictures of the Ceremony

Speeches from the Ceremony

Latest CERN videos

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Accreditation

Media accreditation is being handled by the national missions in Geneva. Journalists wishing to attend should contact press.office@cern.ch, to be put in contact with the relevant mission. Places are strictly limited.

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Live Satellite and Web broadcast

A limited number of video connections will be available on the CERN webcast site and links to other sites webcasting the ceremony will be made available there.

Satellite uplink will be provided by Hotbird 13º Est (thanks to the project ERICERN) and by Eurovision. Televisions can pick up the free signal here:

EBU REF 08/094087/01 SE 26948 Cern LHC Inauguration

Date: 21/10/08 timing: 14:10-17:10 UTC WF

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Cern LHC Inauguration

World Feed three zones (Europe, Americas, Asia)

Origin: ZZEBU GNVE TES: SUI-009 Path: CERN3

Destination: CHCERN GNVE

Origin and turnaround services:

1400-1710 W3A-M5-4-NICS CYCBC

1400-1710 NICS CYCBC-3-AS-G2

1400-1710 W3A-M5-10-GNVE ZZEBU

1400-1710 GNVE ZZEBU-CV1-GNVE ZZEVC

1400-1710 GNVE ZZEBU-FI/AI10-FINE

1400-1710 FINE-MOD02-MANS NLNSS

1400-1710 MANS NLNSS-USA-NWM-003 UP2-NS806-A1

Distribution network:

Timing: 1400-1710 UTC

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UPLINK FREQ.: 6329,5 MHZ POL X BY NICS CYCBC UP3

DOWNLINK FR.: 4104,5 MHZ POL Y

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OP MODE: HIGH QUALITY

AUDIO:1 SOUND MONO

AUDIO:2 SOUND MONO

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Timing: 1400-1710 UTC

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UPLINK FREQ.: 14408 MHZ POL Y BY SUI-009

DOWNLINK FR.: 11108 MHZ POL X

SD 625 16/9 MPEG 4:2:0 44340 hsymb/s FEC 7/8

OP MODE: HIGH QUALITY

AUDIO:1 SOUND MONO

AUDIO:2 SOUND MONO

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Timing: 1400-1710 UTC

NSS806 319.5 degrees East TXP 28/28 CHANNEL 9MHZ A1

UPLINK FREQ.: 6386,5 MHZ POL R BY USA-NWM-003 UP2

DOWNLINK FR.: 4161,5 MHZ POL L

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OP MODE: HIGH QUALITY

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Pictures of the Ceremony

On the Inauguration Day photographs will be posted at regular intervals on this site. High-resolution copies will be available at no charge, subject to acceptance of CERN’s conditions of use.

Please note that access to CERN’s high-resolution photo collection is via login. Media wishing to access photographs on the day might like to set up accounts in advance.

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Speeches from the Ceremony

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Latest CERN videos

HIGHLIGHTS LHC First Beam - Accelerating Science : 10 September 2008

STOCKSHOTS HD 2008

STOCKSHOTS SD 2008

     

Animation of 'The Bottle to Bang' by Chris Mann

Animation 'Journey to Discover Answers' by Chris Mann

Animation 'Journey to the Unimaginably Strange' by Chris Mann

     

Animation 'Journey to the Unimaginably Small' by Chris Mann

Animation 'Animation : Journey to discover the nature of mass (the Higgs Field)' by Chris Mann

 
     
     
     

 

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