Engineering Challenges: ICESAT-S Bouncy Ball Photon Counting Challenge

Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Event Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

Using green bouncy balls, teams will work to collect as many “photons” as they can by bouncing them of the ground surface. This is a way to help understand how the ICESat-2 satellite will use laser photons to collect the height of our planet. This program will be led by NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Brian A. Campbell, Senior NASA Earth Science Education and Communication Specialist.

Event Type: 
Educational
Hands-on Activities
Lecture / Talk
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Science,  Space Technology
Mission: 
ICESat 2
Event Location: 

NASA Wallops Flight Facility - Visitor Center

Bldg. J-17
Wallops IslandVirginia 23337
United States