Dr. Mattioda talks with 4th & 5th Graders at Ellis Park Elementary School

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On Friday, April 15, 2011, Dr. Andrew Mattioda demonstrated the uses of infrared light to over 100, 4th and 5th graders at the Ellis Park Elementary School in Sunnyvale, CA. Using the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) project’s infrared camera the students were able to watch the heat flow in hot and cold glasses of water, look through a NASA plastic bag and modify their appearance in the infrared using ice cubes. Special thanks goes to Darlene V Mendoza who helped coordinate the use of the SOFIA equipment for this demonstration.