Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors from Anaheim UHSD  and Santa Clara USD in front of SOFIA in its Palmdale, Calif. hangar (A. Olmedo / AUHSD).

Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Flight Weeks Begin on NASA’s SOFIA

The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program launched into their 2018 season with overnight research flights on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft on September 12-13 a

SETI Institute Researchers Presented with FILMSS Star Award

Three SETI Institute researchers have been presented with the FILMSS (Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services) Star Award for their work.
Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors 2017: First row: Jessica Yett, Caylin Ledterman, Lydia Jimenez, Christine Hirst, Kellie Fleming Second row: Jorge Hirmas, Justin Fournier, Pamela Harman, Sarah Arndt, Dana Backman, Kirstin DeGeer. Jessica and Kellie are AAA - District  Liaisons. Click to see the large picture

NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Update

Seven NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) and two district liaisons traveled to Palmdale for their SOFIA flight week experience.
Emma Bentley on SOFIA

The Coolest Party - A Night Flight on NASA's SOFIA

If, instead of asking an astronomer “how are stars born?”, you ask about where the coolest party is, the answer might surprise you. These get-togethers are thousands of light-years away in dusty nebulae, and require a special type of observatory to see what’s going on.
Ceres Observations

Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged

MOUNTAIN VIEW – The appearance of small bodies in the outer solar system could be deceiving. Asteroids and dwarf planets may be camouflaged with an outer layer of material that actually comes from somewhere else.

NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space

For the first time since the twin Voyager spacecraft missions in 1979, scientists have produced far-infrared maps of Jupiter using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA.