September 27 2015 – A lunar eclipse was viewed from Glastonbury, CT! Thank you to the Bell family for sending this wonderful photo of their family enjoying this spectacular astronomical event!
Congratulations! CT kids worked in the GEMS science lab to take control of an 850,000 pound NASA Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) located in California! Students connected with NASA scientists via a laptop in the lab to aim the 34-meter radio telescope dish into deep space and collect data emitted from a Black Hole. “We actually saw it move, shouted one excited student!”
A big “Thank you!” goes to NASA and our friends at the Deep Sky Network in California!
Taking advantage of the record-breaking winter snow in New England, GEHMS Scientists investigate frozen bubbles, snow crystals, temperature and property changes, evaporation rates, and “cool” shapes experiments all this snow has made possible! You CAN try this at home!
Students watched “real-time” video stream beamed by NASA from the International Space Station as astronauts worked outside the spacecraft during an all-day space walk to update the ISS docking system.
What could be a better way to generate questions about the water cycle, life needs, physics or inventions then marveling at the wonder of astronauts maneuvering around a spacecraft 250 miles above our heads in the extreme environment of space?
Is there water in space? The earth looks blue! What happens if he lets go? How do the astronauts get inside the space station without letting the air out? Are they up there right now? Do the astronauts bring books with them? How do they use the robot arm?
Our enthusiastic GEMS Astronomers will control, from our Connecticut science lab, the NASA Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope located in the Mohave Desert, California on March 17th! This telescope is ten stories tall, 34 meters across and weighs 850,000 pounds! Follow this link to see live video of the radio telescope! http://www.lewiscenter.org/Global-Programs/GAVRT/Video-Feeds/DSS28-Video/index.php