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ARCS Teacher flies with SOFIA Telescope

posted Jul 23, 2011, 2:53 PM by Marc Berthoud   [ updated Jul 18, 2012, 10:09 AM by mcorp@starsatyerkes.net ]
June 2, 2011 - ARCS teacher Peggy Piper flew on NASA's new airborne observatory, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).  Teachers can fly with SOFIA as part of its Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program.  You can watch Peggy's video on YouTube under http://youtu.be/prMLwi6x9y0.

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Keep up with the news about the teachers who will fly on SOFIA during the pilot phase of SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) during the summer of 2011. Watch for the application to fly with SOFIA in 2012. The now outdated application for summer 2011 is linked here, because it has a wonderful summary of the program.