Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012

Sun-Earth Day Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sun-Earth Day just a one-day event?
No. Sun-Earth Day is a combination of programs and events throughout the year ending with a Sun-Earth Day celebration on or near the Spring Equinox in March.
Who is the audience?
The Sun-Earth Day website has science education resources for K-12 teachers, informal educators from museums, parks, and community organizations, scientists, amateur astronomers, and others interested in learning more about our direct connection to our nearest star.
Who can host a Sun-Earth Day event?
Sun-Earth Day events are hosted by a growing list of educators and scientists from schools, community groups, parks, planetariums and science centers from around the globe. Don't forget to register!
Is Sun-Earth Day's content and focus the same each year?
Each year the Sun-Earth Day program wraps a fresh new thematic approach around NASAs Sun-Earth Connection science, missions and cutting edge research.
What are the themes for past Sun-Earth Days?
Where can I find materials from previous themes/years?
Electronic materials from past Sun-Earth Day themes are still available within the archived sites listed above. Many of the printed materials can still be ordered while supplies last. Contact us for more information.
Why do I need to register?
By registering once, you will receive a FREE welcoming packet of materials. You will also get a monthly update from us about Sun-Earth Day events. You may also update your profile at any time to keep in contact with us, or to cancel your subscription.
Why do I want to post an event in "Local Happenings"?
A new "Local Happenings" section will soon allow you to advertise an event in your school, museum, or park so that your neighbors, local amateur astronomy clubs, and reporters know about it. It's free publicity that may build partnerships across different groups.
Who can I contact for questions or comments?
We welcome you're feedback! Feel free to send your questions or comments to the appropriate member of the Sun-Earth Day Team

NASA Fact

A major solar 'superstorm' such as the one in 1859 could cost $30 billion a day to the US electrical power grid, and up to $70 billion to the satellite industry.