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GLAST Large Area Telescope Simulator DLESE Reviewed Collection
The main scientific instrument on the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) is the Large Area Telescope (LAT). This interactive computer-based educational activity allows students in grades 11-14 and informal web users to see the results when gamma-ray photons of different energies and incident angles hit the LAT. The photons convert into electron-positron pairs which travel through 19 interleaved layers of silicon into the cesium-iodide calorimeter. Background information about the mission and the LAT is also provided, which is part of the Virtual Visitor Center site for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Note: In 2008, GLAST was renamed Fermi, for the physicist Enrico Fermi.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd290
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sonoma State University