This is so exciting!
Over the summer, we announced that Grandview will have access to ARKYD, a technologically advanced space telescope that orbits around Earth and is designed to take high-resolution photos of objects in space. As a sponsored school (donated by Board of Trustees member Karen Swartz in memory of her late brother, astrophysicist Dr. Thomas Metcalf), Grandview students will have the ability to direct twenty-five main optic observations (meaning the students can determine the photos of space that the telescope will take), teachers will receive access to developmentally-appropriate curriculum for all grades, and the school will receive a membership to the Planetary Society and full size desktop model of the ARKYD for use as a teaching tool.
Additionally, we have the opportunity to take several Space Selfies— the first of which, the Beta-Selfie, will take place this summer. The ARKYD Space Selfie was honored by Mashable as one of the
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