GAVRT stands for Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope. It is a decommissioned Deep Space Network telescope run by the Lewis Education Center. Mrs. Olson's 8th grade science classes remotely operated this 500 ton, three stories high, 100 foot diameter Radio Telescope from the classroom. They connected to mission control and took readings on Jupiter for their “Juno Quest” lab, reading the energy emissions in degree Kelvin. They got to see the telescope move into position whenever they calibrated it on a quasar or while taking readings of Jupiter. After the lab they were able to Skype with Dr. Steve Levin, GAVRT lead scientist and JUNO Project Scientist, to ask questions about the Jupiter Quest Lab, their data analysis, and other science questions.
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