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Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover.

Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover

Sun-Earth Day Webcast

The Live Web Cast was on March 20, 2009

Web Cast Activity: Breaking News!!!
With this activity your students will learn how to develop and present a news broadcast based on content provided in the Sun-Earth Day 2009 webcast.

The Web Cast began at 1:00pm EDT (duration 45 minutes) on March 20, 2009.

Sun Earth Day 2009- Our Sun Yours to Discover! We worked hard to bring a webcast that is suitable for all ages and all audiences. For each mission and discovery there were great visualizations to keep things exciting! During the webcast, scientists Eric Christian, Nicky Fox, Terry Kucera and Sten Odenwald shared discoveries about the sun, while students monitored the sun and prepared their own space weather forecast.

The Web Cast:

  • We begin with safe use of the telescope
  • Welcome and introduction of students who will be monitoring the Sun during the webcast. Questions will be asked about their progress during the webcast.
  • A look at history-Galileo
  • Hinode satellite discoveries, followed by a Q and A session live from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Adler Planetarium
  • SoHO and STEREO discoveries
  • Q and A- Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Adler Planetarium
  • THEMIS discoveries
  • TIMED/POLAR imagery, Magnetosphere, Van Allen radiation belts
  • Q and A- Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Adler Planetarium
  • Voyager and IBEX discoveries
  • Q and A- Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Adler Planetarium
  • SDO to be discovered
  • Q and A- Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Adler Planetarium
  • Space Weather Report by students at the Space Weather Action Center

Promotional Videos

NASA Fact

The March 13, 1989 Quebec blackout, the result of a major geomagnetic storm, caused a $6 billion loss to the Canadian economy.