WSD teacher part of NASA’s airborne observatory
DELAVAN A Delavan teacher was among a group of educators who made their initial flight into the stratosphere last week on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, according to a NASA news release.
Constance Gartner, a director of instruction at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in Delavan, was among the first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) who made the Feb. 12-13 flight on SOFIA, a modified jetliner that landed in California on Feb. 13.
The AAA program partners educators and scientists who are conducting astronomy research on everything from the formation of planets to black holes. Teachers can then use those experiences for up-close and personal lessons in classrooms.