It could be said that the sky comes alive at night. From Earth's surface, the brief absence of the Sun brings a spectacle of lights - stars, galaxies, nebulae and planets - a window into the Universe. Explorers have looked through this window for hundreds of years - first from the ground and now through ever more powerful telescopes that work at the edge of space. The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will take the largest and most versatile airborne telescope built to date aboard a modified Boeing 747SP 45,000 feet above Earth's surface to study space. About the Director - Stewart Mader is Instructional Technologist for the Sciences and Math at Brown University. He has taught science both in the classroom and online, and works with faculty to apply technology and assess its impact on student learning. He previously served as Educational Technologist at Emerson College, Instructional designer and Interim Director of the Faculty Center for Learning Development at University of Hartford, and collaborates with faculty at Long Island University.