For the lucky few, soaring over San Francisco with the Blue Angels is
the dream of a lifetime you want to sit back and enjoy. But for UC
Berkeley astronomer Alex Filippenko, it was a teaching opportunity.
As he banked and rolled over the Bay Area yesterday (Wednesday, Oct.
3), he took the opportunity to videotape in-flight physics lessons he
hopes to use in outreach to the public.
It was an “out-of-this-world experience,” he wrote in an email. “We broke the sound barrier … It was incredible!”
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