The MoonKAM project, administered by Sally Ride Science, allows middle-school students to photograph the Moon using digital camerasĀ aboard NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar orbiters.

Each of the two GRAIL probes, dubbed Ebb and Flow, carries four MoonKAM cameras. Three cameras with wide-angle lenses look forward, backward, and down. One camera with a telephoto lens looks down. The MoonKAM project, which began March 12, allows fifth-to-eighth-grade students to select target areas and request MoonKAM images of those areas using a web browser interface.

Details on the MoonKAM project are available here. Interested schools can register here.

Written by Astro1 on March 12th, 2012 , Education, Lunar Science Tags:

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