Eubanks Intermediate School and Dawson Middle School are excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in the first NASA Student Launch Party at Carroll ISD’s Observatory on Friday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. The purpose of NASA’s Student Launch Party is to promote NASA’s upcoming Multiscale Magnetosphere Mission (MMS), which is set to launch March 12, 2015.
The observatory, which opened this year, is located behind Johnson Elementary School at 1301 N. Carroll Ave.
The lead NASA MMS engineer, Susan Pope, along with the Father of Digital Art, Laurence Gartel will be on site to meet Eubanks Intermediate and Dawson Middle School students and share the importance of STEAM career pathways. To prepare students for the event, all EIS students will meet and work with NASA’s Lead Educational Outreach Director, Mr. Troy Cline, February 9–13.
Students will experience hands-on activities during science lab to learn about NASA’s Multiscale Magnetosphere Mission (MMS). NASA will take this opportunity to photograph and video their experience at our campus so that they are able to help other schools in the future.
The purpose of NASA MMS is to investigate how the Sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect, and to develop a better understanding of Earth’s magnetosphere. Science lab activities will introduce students to the mission and topics surrounding the study of Heliophysics, magnetism, space weather, and uses of solar energy.