Posted Date: 02/24/2017
Enid High School will celebrate the dedication of the Currie-Gregg Observatory during a special reception Tuesday in the school library.
The event will be from 6-7 p.m. Members of the public are invited.
EHS officials will honor Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, astronaut and NASA engineer, during the reception. Enid Board of Education members voted to name the observatory after Currie-Gregg last fall. It is Oklahoma’s only high school astronomical observatory.
Dr. Currie-Gregg and her husband, Tim Gregg, an EHS graduate, are helping to improve and preserve the observatory with assistance from the community and the Friends of the Observatory campaign.
“We are proud to dedicate the observatory in honor of Dr. Currie-Gregg,” Dr. Darrell Floyd said. “Through her generosity and life’s work, she is inspiring the next generation of scientists, pioneers and innovative leaders. This partnership will greatly benefit the students of Enid High School, and we are excited about the opportunities it will provide.”
Dr. Currie-Gregg currently serves as a Principal Engineer in the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC). Selected as an astronaut in 1990, Currie-Gregg is a veteran of four space shuttle missions and has accrued 1000 hours in space.
She was a Mission Specialist and Flight Engineer on STS-57 in 1993; STS-70 in 1995; STS-88, the first International Space Station assembly mission in 1998; and STS-109, the fourth Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission in 2002.
For more information about Friends of the Observatory, please visit www.wewillfindstars.space.