Staff of NASA's SOFIA observatory gathered in front of the flying telescope to mark the 100th flight of the unique airborne infrared observatory.
The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) educators for 2013 have completed their initial flight on NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory.
NASA's Associate Administrator for Education briefed on center's educational programs and partnerships; tours Dryden aircraft operations facility.
Researchers using NASA's SOFIA flying observatory capture new images of a huge ring of gas and dust surrounding the Milky Way's massive black hole.
SOFIA's telescope control systems and flight-deck avionics have been significantly upgraded to improve usability of this world-class observatory.
Observations with the SOFIA observatory's GREAT spectrometer help astronomers understand both sulfur and water chemistry in the interstellar medium.
Technicians use water, a mild detergent and a small filtered blower to remove dust and other material that had adhered to mirror's precision optics.
The SOFIA observatory set to begin its first full cycle of 46 astronomical science flights over 13 months from November 2012 through December 2013.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SOFIA – lifts off from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., at sunset on July 15, 2011.
Displays depicting the history and mission of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy are on exhibit at three Northern California venues.
The European Astronomy & Astrophysics May 10 issue details observations made with the German-built GREAT far-IR spectrometer on the SOFIA telescope.
Observations made with NASA's SOFIA airborne telescope are the subject of a special edition of the respected astronomical research publication.
Second-generation High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera provides a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA astronomers
Researchers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy capture infrared images of the last exhalations of a dying sun-like star.
26 educators have been selected to partner with professional astronomers on research flights aboard NASA's SOFIA flying observatory in 2012-13.
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy researchers have captured new images of a recently born cluster of massive stars named W3A.
High school science teacher Margaret "Peggy" Piper will be available for interviews during the American Astronomical Society meeting Jan. 8-12.
A new image from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows a complex distribution of interstellar dust and stars in the Orion nebula.
NASA's SOFIA flying observatory has taken the highest resolution mid-infrared image to date of the massive W40 star-forming region in the Milky Way.
San Jose high school science teacher Marita Beard shares her experiences after an astronomy flight on NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory.