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0 Replies and 1091 Views Friday 3/26/21 Live Webinar: Film Screening/Discussion on Diversity in Science      1091  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Solar Week Webinar: Full Spectrum Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers and Students in Middle School Grades and Older Event Date: March 26 at 2 p.m. EDT (11 am PDT) The popular image of a scientist is a white man in a white lab coat. In the 20-minute documentary “Full Spectrum,” meet scientists changing this notion, and learn their perspectives on the challenges of diversity in the sciences. Join the ...
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3/22/2021 6:59 AM
0 Replies and 1201 Views Thursday 10/15/20 - live webinar - Space Weather    1201  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Live Webinar Thurs. Oct 15 on Zoom and YouTube We are delighted to announce that our live webinar speaker will be Dr. Patricia Reiff on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30 Pacific (12:30 mountain, 1:30 Central, 2:30 Eastern) for a 30-minute youth-oriented live webinar. This will take place and Zoom and we'll also live-stream to YouTube. YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE WEBINAR. With the dawn of the new solar cycle, solar activity is picking up. Although the disasters ...
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10/12/2020 1:53 PM
0 Replies and 1341 Views Thursday 3/26/20 = LIVE webinar: What's behind the best picture of the Sun we've ever taken?    1341  0 Started by  Karin Hauck NASASolarWeek youth-oriented LIVE webinar Mar 26 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT! Dr Claire Raftery: 'Caramel Corn or the Sun—what's behind the best picture of the Sun we’ve ever taken' See 4 deets; tune in just before
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3/23/2020 5:18 AM
0 Replies and 1573 Views Live Webinar on Friday, Oct. 25th, with NASA's Holly Gilbert on Touching the Sun—a new age for Solar Science    1573  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Great news -- Dr. Holly Gilbert of NASA is the solar scientist will be doing this Solar Week's LIVE (you can ask questions!) WEBINAR - her presentation will be 'Touching the Sun—a new age for solar science' on Friday, October 25th at 12 noon ET (9 AM PT). You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Oct 25, 2019 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) – 12 noon Eastern time Topic: Touching the Sun – a new age for solar science (30 minutes including live Q&A) Please click the link belo...
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10/20/2019 7:16 PM
0 Replies and 1673 Views Live webinar will take place on March 21: Aurora Citizen Science and the Power of the Crowd    1673  0 Started by  Karin Hauck We're excited to announce that the spring 2019 Solar Week live webinar will take place on March 21 with Dr. Liz MacDonald of Auorasaurus talking about Aurora Citizen Science and the Power of the Crowd. What are the Northern Lights and how do you know when is the best time to see them How can you (YES, you) make contributions to NASA science You will be introduced to the beautiful basics of the physics that cause the aurora borealis, how you can participate, and how scientists are using both...
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3/18/2019 7:44 AM
0 Replies and 2222 Views Live youth-oriented webinar Thurs. Oct. 25th with Dr. Yari Collado-Vega    2222  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Solar Week presents: Join us for a live youth-oriented webinar on Thurs. Oct. 25th at 3 pm EDT / 12 noon PDT! as we present space weather scientist Yari Collado-Vega. Tune in a few mins before (Zoom is a quick and easy download). Dr. Yari Collado-Vega: Space Weather, the Sun-Earth Connection
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10/23/2018 9:06 AM
0 Replies and 1913 Views Help us improve our educational offerings    1913  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Calling all educators, would you help us improve our educational offerings -- including Solar Week -- by answering our survey …
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10/12/2018 1:49 PM
0 Replies and 2141 Views Help us with future Solar Weeks by filling out our survey    2141  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Calling all educators & group leaders who have participated in Solar Week: Please help us plan for future Solar Weeks by filling out our survey: Time: less than 5 minutes Questions: or Thank you so much! Karin
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3/22/2018 11:50 AM
0 Replies and 2971 Views How to Post Your Question    2971  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Welcome to Solar Week! Please feel free to post a question here* to our leading solar scientists. Curiosity is good! We do recommend that you first read the FAQs at about what makes a good question and how to post it. Then come back here to the bulletin board Forums, and follow the below guidelines. 1. Pick a subject area ...
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2/6/2017 4:29 PM
0 Replies and 2456 Views Welcome to Solar Week, fall 2016!    2456  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Welcome, everyone! We're excited to bring Solar Week back after over a year of hiatus. Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 see us all looking eagerly forward to one of the biggest solar events of all, a total solar eclipse that will travel a path across the United States next August. What a great time to revisit all we know about the sun. Here your group can pose questions of leading solar scientists.
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10/16/2016 6:59 PM
0 Replies and 2534 Views New ionosphere section    2534  0 Started by  Karin Hauck The upper atmosphere of Earth affects, and is affected by, both the Sun from above and the Earth from below, especially in the ionosphere. We've added a new section to the bulletin board for questions about it.
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5/18/2015 10:35 AM
0 Replies and 2176 Views Remembering Tony Iannone, solar educator    2176  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Solar Week would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Tony Iannone earlier this year. Tony will be remembered for his love of science and solar astronomy, his wonderful attitude and interaction with the public-at-large--especially the Florida school kids who always had questions waiting for him! He will be missed, especially by Jim Stryder, one of his fellow volunteer Solar Week educators-on-the-ground.
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10/27/2014 9:42 AM
0 Replies and 2294 Views Sunspotter: Citizen Science for Solar Physics    2294  0 Started by  KD Leka Hi all; as you saw with the recent blog post, there's a new Zooniverse Citizen Science project called 'Sunspotter', where citizen scientists can help us classify sunspots in the hopes that we can learn something about those which produce solar eruptions and flares. See NOTE: this is a new project and, while officially 'launched', is experiencing growing pains, so please be patient / try again later if you experience problems. THANKS! --KD and the rest of the Sunspotter team.
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3/20/2014 6:37 AM
0 Replies and 2428 Views Active Sun & Flare!    2428  0 Started by  KD Leka Hi everyone; A couple of interesting sunspot groups are on the visible solar disk right now, and a medium-sized flare occurred yesterday (22 October 2013, 12:20 UT). The flare produced a big radio burst which is featured on today (23 October 2013)'s post on, and from that website you can hear an audio of the radio burst! As the post states, 'Amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico was listening at the time of the eruption. 'I kne...
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10/23/2013 7:34 AM
0 Replies and 2230 Views Thank you to everyone who participated!    2230  0 Started by  Karin Hauck Thanks to everyone who participated -- thanks to students who ask such interesting, thoughtful questions about our Sun and about the life and career of a solar scientist. Thanks to all the teachers -- and informal educators who do bring students to Solar Week and even demonstrate their solar telescopes and other methods of solar observing.Thanks especially to the scientists who volunteer their precious free time to thoughtfully answer these questions!Karin Hauck, Solar Week Manager
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10/19/2012 2:54 PM
0 Replies and 2252 Views Sun Money Please see...    2252  0 Started by  Jim Stryder I had some students ask me about this. I know that 'Sun' art appears on some U.S. Quarters! Check out others to see if you can find any currency, paper, or coin that displays our Sun! Fun exploration....
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3/24/2011 7:27 AM
1 Replies and 4244 Views Teachers - Please Read "Opportunities For All"  4244  1 Started by  Jim Stryder Hello teachers, scientists, in my more than 25 years of involvement in EPO/informal outreach in astronomy, space sciences, one of the toughest parts of this engagement has been how to approach, or work with I should say with those students who are less fortunate. Its a challenge that now can be successfully achieved to help students better understand the world on which we live, and the Universe around us. During this 25 years, I've probably worked with more than 100,000 students, the general ...
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10/8/2009 10:44 AM
0 Replies and 2616 Views FAQs    2616  0 Started by  Igor Ruderman FAQ’s How do I ask a good question Here are some ideas on asking a good question: · TEACHERS, we encourage you to help your students come up with a couple of GREAT class questions rather than a whole bunch of individual questions. Have a lively group discussion -- think of what you've learned from the daily lesson plans and activities. TAKE ONE OR TWO OF YOUR CLASS'S MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS AND POST THOSE. · Try to make your question a little more interesting and a littl...
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10/12/2007 10:09 AM
0 Replies and 2868 Views Q & A Available All Week!    2868  0 Started by  Jim Stryder TEACHERS & STUDENTS - As a reminder the 'forums' for question/answers, are 'open' all week! Questions can be submitted at any time, they not need be submitted only on THURSDAY, as the weekly chart might suggest! Again, the 'Message Board' is OPEN any time to post your questions! Thank you. Jim Stryder
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3/7/2006 10:05 PM
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