High altitude sites for astroparticle observatories in Peru

Jose Bellido, Andres Romero-Wolf, Rolando Moises Perca Gonzales, Jose Vega Ramirez, Sayri Garcia Roca, Marco Zamalloa, Jorge Samanes, Luis Otiniano, Walter Guevara Day, Fabian Schüssler, Samridha Kunwar

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This paper describes four high altitude sites in southern Peru that were visited, in March 2019, by members of the SGSO Alliance (currently the SWGO Collaboration). The sites are located above 4000 m.a.s.l. with access to water resources and are located between 1 to 4 hours drive from the closest airport. Peruvian authorities, local populations and universities offer support and encourage international collaborations to consider these sites for Astroparticle Observatories.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2019
Event36th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2019 - Madison, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 20191 Aug 2019

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Funding Information:
Peru offers a range of possibilities for high altitude sites and there are possibilities for funding from the mining tax. Below is a summary of the Peruvian sites that were visited by members of the SGSO Alliance, a community of scientists that has recently been given rise to the SWGO collaboration [6].

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