Category Archives: Education

AGI supports education in many ways: through its Educational Alliance program, grant competitions, the Federation of Galaxy Explorers and other public outreach opportunities. This is the category for news relating to those efforts.

STK Space and Defense Video Challenge

STK Space and Defense Video Challenge

If you’re planning to attend AGI’s 1st International Users Conference, you can enter to win an iPad Mini in the STK Space and Defense Video Challenge! Get creative in STK and develop the coolest scenario you can think of! Submissions will … Continue reading

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Why the Greenwich Meridian Isn’t Where it Used to Be

The Airy meridian at Greenwich (dashed line) and GPS zero longitude (solid line). Imagery © 2014 Google Maps, Infoterra Ltd & Bluesky

Visitors to the “Prime Meridian of the World” at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich are often surprised that their GPS receivers display a longitude of 00° 00’ 05.3’’ W while standing over the meridian line in the pavement outside the Airy Transit Circle telescope. Airy’s Transit … Continue reading

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The STK training experience conundrum

The STK training experience conundrum

After talking to hundreds of professional individuals about their feedback of our STK (Systems Tool Kit) training class material and instructor  experience, it became evident to me that what they came away with was more than your typical training class. … Continue reading

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Profile: Captain Olegario Reynoso “Trains” with AGI

Capt. Ollie Reynoso has spent the last year at AGI as part of the Army's Training with Industry (TWI) program

Captain Olegario “Ollie” Reynoso joined AGI in summer 2013 as part of our participation in the Army’s Training with Industry (TWI) program. He is the third “graduate” of the program. The TWI was created in the 1970s as an “exchange … Continue reading

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Space Day 2014

AGI's seasoned launch team including (from left) Guy Smith, Alex Wood, Paul Black and Ollie Reynoso help launch rockets the students built in their classroom prior to the visit.

Happy Space Day! Space Day is an educational event held the first Friday in May with the goal of promoting interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by nurturing young peoples’ enthusiasm for space. Space Day was created by … Continue reading

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