Technology Drives Exploration - Telescopes: The Exoplanet Hunters
Tuesday 03/27/2018
7:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Educators in Grades K-12


Telescopes are our window into the solar system. They have helped us refine our models of the solar system – about how solar system has evolved to support life. They are also NASA’s Exoplanet Hunters and have gathered critical insights into other solar-system-like star-planet formations which may have “habitable” conditions. We will discuss multiple inquiry-based activities related to telescopes covering math and optics concepts from NASA’s Great Observatories  and Optics educator guides for K-12 classrooms.

Hope to see you there!


Deepika is a NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She works to support education in eleven East Coast states ranging from Virginia to Maine. Deepika has worked in STEM Education in various capacities – as a researcher, educator, outreach coordinator, member of a non-profit startup, and K-8 Educator. She has enjoyed building diverse experiences in STEM education and hopes to add unique value to Educator Profession Development at NASA. Deepika has degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Mysore, India (Bachelors), University of Maryland, College Park (Maters), and Purdue University (Ph. D.) where she researched how to teach fundamental disciplinary concepts in Electrical Engineering.