Student Projects

1st Student Selected MoonKAM Pictures Look Inspiringly Home to Earth

by Ken Kremer March 22, 2012

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The first student selected photos of the Moon’s surface snapped by NASA’s new pair of student named Lunar Mapping orbiters – Ebb & Flow – have just been beamed back and show an eerie view looking back to the Home Planet […]

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Students Discover Millisecond Pulsar, Help in the Search for Gravitational Waves

by Nancy Atkinson January 30, 2012

A special project to search for pulsars has bagged the first student discovery of a millisecond pulsar – a super-fast spinning star, and this one rotates about 324 times per second. The Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) has students analyzing real data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s (NRAO) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) […]

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New Opportunity for Students to Reach for the Stars and Send an Experiment to the Space Station

by Nancy Atkinson August 10, 2011

A new opportunity is available for students and teachers to be part of history and fly the very first Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) mission to the International Space Station. This program is open to students from any country that is part of the ISS partnership, in grades 5-12 as well as colleges and universities. […]

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Video: The View from 100,000 Feet

by Nancy Atkinson May 23, 2011

I love these student projects that send a camera via a balloon high in the atmosphere to film the view of Earth below. Here’s another from a group of German students who were able to film in HD from an altitude of more than 100,000 ft. (30,480 meters). Enjoy the music, too. “Our challenge was […]

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