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Using Mars MOLA 3D Data

Fourteen years ago I was on a quest. I knew that 3D altitude data of Mars was available online because I had seen it used in illustrations for National Geographic and other magazines. I wanted to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Preparations for SOFIA

Next week I will be in Palmdale, California getting ready to fly aboard SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. I am working with Carolyn Bushman, who teaches math and other classes at Wendover Jr./Sr. High School in Wendover, Utah. … Continue reading

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The SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors Program

It’s official! I’ve been chosen, along with Carolyn Bushman from Wendover Jr/Sr High School and 24 other teachers and informal educators, to be a SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador. SOFIA is the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, a converted Boeing 747SP … Continue reading

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