STEM Educational Programs
Students in the Los Angeles area have the unique opportunity to visit the mountaintop where humanity discovered it’s place in the Universe–from our position in the Milky Way to Hubble’s observations, proving our galaxy is one of billions, all in an expanding Universe. At Mount Wilson, an astronomer from Carnegie Observatories or NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will teach your students–at any level–about the astrophysics that led Hubble to discover the expanding Universe. What better place to learn about the Big Bang and other STEM core topics, than standing next to the historic 100-inch telescope that Hubble used? Come visit all our telescopes, the 100-inch Telescope (which celebrates its centennial this November), the 60-inch Telescope, the Snow Solar Telescope, and the 60 and 150-foot Solar Telescopes. In addition to these historic instruments, which revolutionized astronomy during the first half of the 20th century, we also have the CHARA array, completed in 2004 and operated by Georgia State. This array of telescopes has the highest resolution of any telescope system ever built, including those in space–good enough to observe “star spots” rotating on distant stars.
So bring your students for a visit. Einstein came and so did Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan. What better place to get inspired to learn more science?
To learn more about Mount Wilson’s STEM Educational Program for your school, contact Dan Kohne at email@example.com