100 lucky twitter attendees have been selected to be part of the first ever Sun Earth Day - Goddard/Smithsonian joint tweetup! Participants will start their day with a trip to the Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington DC for a personalized tour focusing on the "Ancient Mysteries" Sun Earth Day theme. Then they will travel back to Goddard Space Flight Center for an afternoon VIP tour of the Integration and Test Facility and other Goddard facilities, getting a first hand view of the "New Discoveries" here at NASA. They will also be invited to the Sun-Earth Day live webcast hosted by NASA EDGE. Participants will meet NASA scientist and Twitter celebrities, as well as each other at the first Goddard-wide new media event.
This experience will be one you'll never forget.
The partnership between NASA EDGE and the Sun Earth Day team continues in 2011 with a ">live webcast and tweet up on Sun Earth Day (March 19, 2011) from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Join us as we explore both Ancient Mysteries and Future Discoveries. This year's unique webcast will include worldwide fan participation as well as local feedback from the tweetarazzi! Guest will include NASA Heliospheric experts, fellow tweeters and more. Send in your questions now, and we'll tackle them on the show.
Until Sun-Earth Day, please follow us on twitter and Facebook for updates and announcements.
As we get closer to Sun Earth Day (March 19, 2011,) check back here for the direct link to the live Ustream webcast. If you miss the live webcast, don't worry. NASA Edge will post the show as a vodcast within the week.
Transits and eclipses are rare celestial events. Transits of Venus allow astronomers to calculate more accurately the distance of Venus from the Sun, and subsequently the distances of other planets. One can see the corona or atmosphere of the Sun safely with naked eyes only during a total solar eclipse.