Go Out:  Look Up!

A Guide to the Sky, Telescopes, and Telescope Programs

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Mission Bay High School

Principal Fred Hilgers took ownership of their scope on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Mission Bay has big plans for the scope (see below).  Staff Training is next on the schedule.

Mr. Hilgers summarizes:

Mission Bay High School is an International Baccalaureate school with a STEM emphasis. All ninth graders take Earth Science and the very first unit is on the solar system. The telescope will allow staff and students to experience real time data. We will also be able to:

  • provide a logical follow up to our annual Astronomy Day outreach program
  • provide a "wow factor" draw to science/astronomy when sitting in the library
  • join optical theory to first-hand visceral experience
  • provides a foundation/anchor to new group activities including equipment training and observing

The telescope will be housed in the library and can be utilized by Science classes, Clubs or others wanting to teach about the aspects of Astronomy

Special thanks to Volaree Rendon and Janie Barrett  of Bentley Systems for designating their 2010 grant money to Mission Bay High School.

Questions or comments? Email:Jeff Martin