CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER! IAP: Tour Of The Operations Control Center For The Chandra Space Telescope, One Of NASA's Great Observatories (Norbert Schulz, MKI)

Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:15 pm
Tour originates in 37-252

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope, allowing scientists to study the origin, structure and evolution of our universe in greater detail than ever before. The spacecraft and science instruments are controlled from the Operations Control Center (OCC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We will take our visitors on a tour of the OCC and show where scientists and engineers direct the flight and execute the observing plan of Chandra, and where they receive the scientific data from the observatory. during the tour the visitors will learn about the basics of X-ray astronomy and about the latest, exciting discoveries made by MIT scientists with data acquired with Chandra.

Sorry, sign up for the tour is now closed.  Max 20 people, advance sign-up required by email to Debbie Meinbresse ( by 12:00 noon on 1/22/2015. 

Prerequisites: Attendance of talk preceding the tour