About The Book
Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) is located in Goldstone, California. It is a reconfigured antenna used for teaching purposes.The GAVRT program teaches K-12 students how to calibrate this 34 meter antenna (known as Deep Space Station-28), collect and distribute science data through the Internet and get excited about radio astronomy. Students collaborate with scientists who are working on the same mission and are recognized as part of the science team. Data collected and analyzed by the students is used by NASA in their studies of the solar system.Students can currently work on curriculums that include: Jupiter/Juno Project, Black Hole Patrol, Solar Patrol and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).Teachers can attend training sessions to learn about the basics of radio astronomy, how to control the antenna and design a curriculum around the program.