Fort Smith Neutron Monitor
Fort Smith is noted for aurora borealis. This one
occurred October 24, 1998. Photo by L Shulman.
Completing the Spaceship Earth network required
opening a new neutron monitor station in the general vicinity
of Fort Smith, North West Territories. An initial visit by
Bartol personnel to investigate feasibility and logistics
was made in October, 1998, and the detectors were installed
two years later.
First data from the Fort Smith
neutron monitor were recorded October 4, 2000 at 01:25:50 UT.
Construction of Fort Smith neutron monitor was
supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OPP-9724293, under
the NSF Major Research Infrastructure program.