NASA’s SOFIA Observatory visits Christchurch

Dr Jordan Alexander has the ride of a lifetime on NASA plane – 14 July 2017

An invitation from the US Embassy was eagerly accepted by Dr Jordan Alexander.  It was the opportunity to join a flight aboard SOFIA - the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy.  This is a wide bodied jumbo jet fitted out with a 2.5-m diameter optical telescope used to conduct observations of cosmic objects such as star formation areas, the centre of our Galaxy, and nearby planetary systems.

Jordan’s full report on his experience is here: https://auti.aut.ac.nz/news/Pages/stratespheric-observatory-flight-jordan-alexander.aspx