Published : Friday, July 27, 2018 | 1:49 PM
This summer, students in Chandler’s Journey to Space enrichment class learned about stars and galaxies, explored planets and moons, and discovered the unknown through space missions.
Each week, students heard from speakers, experts and scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CalTech and the Carnegie Observatories. Students participated in hands-on activities and amazing insider field trips during visits to Chandler’s community partners.
Scientists from Carnegie Observatories led experiments on exoplanets, variable stars and the size of the universe. Faculty from Caltech explained the Nobel Prize-winning project, LIGO, which achieved the first-ever direct observation of gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space and time as predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. And former JPL Director Dr. Charles Elachi shared JPL’s great achievements during his tenure, including numerous missions to Mars, the landers, the rovers Phoenix and Curiosity, Cassini’s findings on Saturn, and much more.
This inspiring class coincided with city-wide events during Pasadena’s Astronomy Week and the 2018 COSPAR conference in July. Chandler thanks its community partners for such an amazing learning opportunity!
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