The Town of Ramapo
Teacher Professional Development Workshop
FALL 2021
"... the best professional development workshop I've attended in 20 years of teaching. The quality of the experiences plus the cutting edge classroom content ... was exceptional and inspiring. Teachers in Space is the Best of the Best."
Matthew Pearce, Founding Science Department Chair of West Ranch High School
William S Hart School District, CA


Teachers – How would you and your students like to learn how to communicate with actual satellites and eventually send your own satellite into space!

Find out how by attending the
Teachers in Space
Professional Development Workshop
at the Ramapo Challenger Center.

WHAT: Simple Satellite Communications
(4-hour PD Workshop)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10th
8:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
225 Route 59 Airmont, NY

MATERIALS: You provide your own laptop PC
Teachers in Space provides everything else
including bagel, fruit, & beverage breakfast!

Call the Challenger Center - 845-357-3416
to enroll – Space is limited.

Miniaturization, 3D printing, low-cost materials, and retail components, plus a growing variety of affordable launch providers have enabled universities and schools to begin building and launching their own satellite and cubesat experiments into space. Still the failure rate for these satellites is high for two primary reasons:

1. Failure to reach orbit, and
2. Failure of tracking and communication.

With the inexpensive equipment and instruction Teachers in Space provides in this workshop, you and your students can begin working with satellites already in orbit. You will learn how to build the necessary equipment and skills for satellite tracking and communications before you move on to eventually building and launching your own experimental satellite. This workshop covers the basics of satellite communication systems. You will build your own system using your laptop PC and a radio dongle and antenna provided by Teachers in Space, and practice tracking and communicating with satellites in Earth orbit including the International Space Station. 

Teachers In Space, Inc. sparks a transfer of passion for space science and exploration from teachers to their students, preparing and encouraging those students to pursue further education and exciting, rewarding careers in the emerging space industry.

Teachers in Space, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization which stimulates student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing their teachers with extraordinary space science experiences and industry connections.