Explore Space Tech: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Tuesday 08/18/2020
1:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us to learn how astronomers are able to learn about the solar system and beyond in ways not possible with ground-based telescopes. Learn from a Subject Matter Expert about SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7 -meter reflecting telescope. Flying into the stratosphere puts SOFIA above 99% of Earth's infarared-blocking atmosphere. Make real world connections with everyday technologies as you learn about NASA STEM resources.

Sara Garcia-Torres currently serves as an EPD Specialist at NASA Ames Research Center. She works with educators, families, and community members to support STEM efforts. Her research interests include STEM education. She holds degrees from TSU (MEd), and UTSA (BA). Sara is also pursuing PhD studies at Texas State University.