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Larry Walker

Howard students entertained, educated at 'Party for Math'

Howard students entertained, educated at 'Party for Math'

When NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launches into orbit in 2018, some Howard County students will be able to say they've had first-hand interaction with the infrared technology that will be on board.

At the second annual Howard County Math Festival Tuesday at Centennial High School, students had an opportunity to test out infrared cameras used on the telescope that measures three stories high and is the length of a tennis court.

Throughout the 2 1/2-hour event showcasing science, technology and math activities as well as potential careers in these fields, Colleen Quinn-House walked students through the basics of how infrared technology works.

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