World Science Festival Academy

Viewed from behind, two children looking through VR goggles
April 2019

World Science Festival Academy

NASA’s UoL team members conducted 2- 45 min workshops with 35 high school age students April 11, 2019 for the World Science Festival Academy in NYC. Students explored the life cycle of stars, & the connection between elements and space. They navigated Chandra’s VR Cas A and the interactive “Journey Through an Exploded Star” created with SI Learning Lab.

Students completed a UoL binary code activity and discussed the latest black hole findings on M87 with EHT as well as Chandra data; students then navigated Chandra’s Galactic Center VR app. Chandra 20th, coding, stellar evolution & VR activity handouts were disseminated.