Bring Radio Astronomy to your Students with the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) Program. NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Lewis Center for Educational Research invite all K-12 classroom teachers, school administrators, after-school professionals, and individuals involved in implementing STEM programming at museums and science centers to participate in a GAVRT summer institute at the Lewis Center in Apple Valley. Through GAVRT, students operate a 34-meter radio telescope remotely, collecting data on radio sources including planets, such as Jupiter and Uranus, distant astronomical objects, such as Quasars and pulsars, and the Sun. Additional opportunities include partnerships with NASA flight missions and work on GAVRT's SETI Campaign. Students have the opportunity to work with NASA radio astronomy research professionals in planning scientific experiments, conducting observations, and analyzing data.
This exciting institute will train participants in all aspects of the GAVRT Program, including radio astronomy, support curriculum, and antenna operations. GAVRT is offering 2 different opportunities to join the team in Fall of 2018.

Our first fall training will be a 2-day event held Sunday September 23rd from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Monday September 24th late afternoon (exact time TBD), at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. This training will feature visits from members of the Juno mission to Jupiter.

Join us the following week October 1-3, 2018 at the Lewis Center for Educational Research in Apple Valley, CA for our second fall training.
Download a PDF flier here for all of our Fall training opportunities!
Please email Mission Control at or call 760-946-5414 ext. 270 to register for this exciting opportunity.