Since 1989, INSPIRE has provided radio receiver kits to over 2,800 students and other groups within the United States and internationally to make field observations of VLF signals. The INSPIRE VLF-3 receiver is designed to receive radio waves in the 0-10 kHz frequency range, which is audible to the human ear when converted sound waves by either speakers or headphones.
To order an INSPIRE VLF-3 Radio Receiver, CLICK HERE
The INSPIRE Journal is a publication of The INSPIRE Project. The Spring/Summer 2015 issue will be published in May.
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The INSPIRE Project, Radio JOVE and the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers will have an exhibit in the Ball Arena, Booths 420 and 421, at the Hamvention in Dayton, Ohio on May 15, 16 and 17, 2015.
Representatives from each group will be there to answer questions and explain radio astronomy observations. Board Member and Technical Advisor, Paul Schou, will be representing The INSPIRE Project. There will be displays of past observations. Due to the high radio frequency interference (RFI) of the convention, real time data will not be able to be displayed. INSPIRE and Radio Jove will have kits available for purchase and SARA plans to have SuperSID units available for sale as well.
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In honor of INSPIRE’s founder, Dr. Bill Taylor, INSPIRE with its partners has established this annual scholarship program. Scientifically oriented undergraduate and graduate students and high school seniors who are currently or will be attending a DC college or university are encouraged to apply. CLICK HERE
Students are paired with a mentor at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to design and complete a project focused on science and engineering research. The period of award is either 15-20 hours per week for one semester or full-time during the summer. CLICK HERE
Experience an action packed week at Space Academy at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. INSPIRE has teamed up with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the US Space & Rocket Center, and Washington Space Business Roundtable to offer DC educators and administrators full scholarships to Space Academy for Educators, which consists of a 5-day program for teachers from around the world to participate in 45 hours of intensive classroom, laboratory and training time, focusing on space science exploration. Scholarships for Middle and High School students are also available. All travel expenses included. CLICK HERE
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Co-founded in 1989 by Dr. William W.L. Taylor, former Chief Scientist for Space Station Freedom at NASA headquarters and a pioneer in science education and public outreach, The INSPIRE Project provides creative hands-on opportunities for students of all ages to observe Very Low Frequency waves (i.e. lightning and other atmospheric sounds) by using the INSPIRE VLF-3 Natural Radio Sound Receiver. In addition to coordinated field observations, INSPIRE partners with NASA to give science workshops at local high schools and universities in Washington, DC. INSPIRE students receive hands-on, real world experience and a higher degree of learning in the fields of physical sciences. INSPIRE also seeks to enhance educators in their knowledge in the field of space science to encourage our next generation of scientists.
For more information on The INSPIRE Project, Inc. email [email protected].