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Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors
NASA’s Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) is managed by the SETI Institute ( is a three-part professional development (PD) experience for high school physics and astronomy teachers. The program is composed of: (1) blended-learning professional development comprised of webinars, asynchronous content learning, and a series of hands-on workshops, (2) a STEM immersion experience at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s B703 science research aircraft facility in Palmdale, California, and (3) ongoing participation in the AAA community of practice (CoP) connecting participants with astrophysics and planetary science Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

Educators interested in applying for the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program should visit the website for more information.

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