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Science & Environment

Tales from the Stratosphere

September 15th, 2021

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Live stream

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, operated by NASA, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft that flies into the stratosphere, above 99 percent of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere, allowing research in ways not possible with ground-based telescopes. Hear how Marita Beard’s stories about her experiences on SOFIA continue to serve as a way to engage and connect learning goals to real world education opportunities for her students at Leigh High School in San Jose. Free, sfaa-astronomy.org

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