NSN Webinar: Astronomy from the Stratosphere: NASA's SOFIA Mission
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NASA Night Sky Network members joined us on February 15 to hear Dr. Dana Backman bring us the latest about NASA's SOFIA mission.
SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is an engineering marvel and an international scientific research facility. This remarkable airborne telescope began full operations in 2014 and is returning exciting discoveries about the birth of stars, interstellar chemistry, the atmospheres of giant planets, the environment around supermassive black holes, and other branches of astronomy.
The slides for this talk are available at the link below. If you use any of the slides, please credit NASA/SOFIA/SETI Institute/D. Backman.
About Dr. Dana Backman (SETI Institute / SOFIA Outreach)
Dana Backman coordinates SOFIA's outreach programs at NASA’s Ames Research Center and the NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program at the SETI Institute. Before joining the SOFIA team, he was professor of physics & astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania. He is co-author of three college-level astronomy textbooks and a frequent public speaker on astronomy and SOFIA. His research specialty is planetary system formation and the history of the solar system.
Last Updated: February 18, 2017