25 Jul 2013

Our Changing World - Space Telescope Venture

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:29 pm on 25 July 2013

American and German astronomers have descended on Christchurch to take part in a series of flights on board a modified passenger aircraft which carries a large telescope in a hole in its side. Known as SOFIA - which stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - the telescope is making observations of space objects that can only be seen from the southern skies.