Sun-Earth Days 2013

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Sun-Earth Days 2013

Webcast Information

Sun-Earth Day 2013: Solar Max-Storm Warning: Effects on the Solar System

Webcast Information:

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Download the webcast schedule now. Please keep in mind this is a live webcast and the schedule is subject to change.

Date: March 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Location: Wallops Flight Facility
URL: http://www.ustream.tv/nasaedge

FIGURE 1: Wallops Flight Facility

Figure 1: Wallops Flight Facility

NASA's Sun Earth Days team joined forces with NASA EDGE to explore the violent nature of our Sun at the peak of solar activity and share discoveries from NASA's heliophysics and planetary missions during this exciting period.

NASA EDGE is an unscripted, non-traditional video podcast (vodcast) designed to highlight all things NASA in a unique and fun way. By using a combination of funny, offbeat and informative sketches, features and interviews, the NASA EDGE team creates a vodcast that reaches a much broader online audience. Built in the framework of sports talk radio (i.e. Mike and Mike in the Morning - ESPN Radio), NASA EDGE has generated a positive buzz for NASA in a way in which young teens and adults can relate.

Webcast Information:

On March 22, 2013, NASA EDGE will bring you a LIVE webcast form Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) located on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Wallops is now NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs. This makes it the perfect location to highlight many of NASAs 'Engineering' accomplishments while bringing you the latest information about Solar Maximum!

Date: March 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
Location: Wallops Flight Facility
URL: http://www.ustream.tv/nasaedge

Highlights will include:

  • What is Solar Maximum? An overview of the sun and why we study it.
  • All about auroras and how/why we study them
  • Highlights about the VISIONS Sounding Rocket and Launch!
  • Planetary Effects of Solar Max
  • The MMS mission: Overview and Status!
  • Wallops Flight Facility - Overview
  • Launching a sounding rocket from Wallops
  • LADEE Engineer and Scientist: How do engineers and scientists work together to accomplish a launch at Wallops Flight Facility? Upcoming LADEE launch in August.
  • Q&A session with the audience and social media

Stay tuned for updates!

NASA Fact

The sun's magnetic poles flip their location on the sun every 22 years, called the Hale Magnetic Cycle.