The title really isn’t correct. I’m a day late with my update for the GAVRT project. With that said, the entire experience was wonderful. The last two days we learned about Radio JOVE and how to install an antenna on school grounds. Dr. Chuck Higgins and Dr. Jim Thieman were great, very informative and interesting. With the Radio JOVE telescope you can observe Jupiter, the Sun and the Galaxy using radio wavelengths Even if you don’t put up an antenna right away you can still do something with the students by using on-line observations and the archives. Lesson plans are available on the Radio JOVE website. I definitely would like to use this in class, its an awesome introduction into the radio astronomy and would be a great lead in to the GAVRT telescope activity.
We finished the day with graduation and saying our goodbyes to everyone at the GAVRT Center. The last night was spent with the group at dinner and then a drive to the airport.
I am very impressed with NES opportunities for teachers. I would recommend NASA explorers school to all educators.