Working with some Amazing Folks in Georgia

I am super tired but I just got back from an absolutely fantastic business trip. I met Chris in Atlanta and we went to Columbus, Georgia (where Fort Benning is for those of you who are familiar with that Army Base) to meet with some folks from the Coca Cola Science Center at Columbus State University.

This place is a great learning center -they’ve got a Challenger Center, an observatory and a fantastic domed theater. But what makes this place truly amazing is the people there. When you meet them there is no mistaking their commitment and excitement about getting kids excited about STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). There is an absolute exuberance of ideas and I just know they are going to do so many amazing things with folks!!

There are a variety of programs we are hoping to work with them on including Message to the Moon, Transit of Venus, Mission Discovery and more! I think they will become a leader in STEM education using space studies to excite young kids!

Also stay tuned… I’ve told you more about Mission Discovery – next up I will tell you more about our Leadership Adventure programs!

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2 thoughts on “Working with some Amazing Folks in Georgia

  1. Andrew Cool says:

    Hi Michelle

    You had 4 kids from my STAR Group at The Heights Observatory attend your Mission Discovery course in Adelaide. Tim, Richard, Nikita and Karman.

    I run a cloud forecast website for astronomers, and can provide customised maps for events such as Total Solar Eclipses and ToV’s.

    See the Australian maps at for the Cairns map with the boundaries of Novembers Solar eclipse plotted across the map.

    Something like that might be handy for the Gobi Desert, if you will have sat comms for internet access?


    Andrew Cool
    The Heights Observatory,
    Adelaide, South Australia

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