Education

 

Space Weather
The Sun

Auroras
Earth’s Magnetosphere
Plasmas


Space Weather:

The Star Gazers website was created to combine the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) efforts of the Solar Terrestrial Probes (STP) and Living With a Star (LWS) programs at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The goals for the site are to inspire learning, provide resources to educators, and to excite the public about our Sun-Earth environment.
http://stargazer.gsfc.nasa.gov


Get Smart about Space Weather! Written by the staff of NOAA's Space Environment Center, this site provides a broad view of the entire Sun-Earth environment, with a particular focus on space weather. SPANISH language version is also available.
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html

SpaceWeather.com
The NASA Space Weather Bureau. Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment. News, forecasts and trivia.
http://spaceweather.com

Space Weather Predictions Center (NOAA): Solar forecasts current conditions in geospace, press releases, events, and other information concerning space weather.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov

Windows to the Universe: Information, movies and images on space weather, auroras, and Earth’s magnetosphere.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/spaceweather

Space Weather links from Rice University:
http://space.rice.edu/ISTP

University of Oulu (Finland) Space Physics Textbook: In-Depth information about Space Weather and Space Physics.
http://www.oulu.fi/~spaceweb/textbook/

The Student Observation Network (SON) is a Web site that allows you to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists. The site answers questions like "Are we alone?", "What are stars?", etc.
http://son.nasa.gov/

The Sun:

SOHO: The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory: Has the latest solar images from SOHO and information on the SOHO mission.
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov

Stanford Solar Center: Lots of educational activities from the team of SOHO's Solar Oscillations Investigation.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

The Sun (from The Nine Planets, A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System):
A well-organized presentation of basic facts about the Sun, plus links to other Sun-related sites.
http://www.nineplanets.org/sol.html

YOHKOH Home page: Images, Movies and news from the now retired YOHKOH Soft X-Ray Telescope (SXT).
http://www.lmsal.com/SXT/

The National Solar Observatory: Descriptions of the Sacramento Peak and Kitt Peak Solar Observatories, as well as a digital library of images which includes current solar images.
http://www.nso.edu/

Learn about Your Birthday Sun
You can plot Sunspot numbers around any date… like your birthday! Were you born when the Sun was very active or very quiet?
http://www.spaceweather.com/java/Sunspot.html

The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG): GONG is a community-based project to conduct a detailed study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. Their page contains information about the project as well as a gallery of images.
http://gong.nso.edu/

ESA Space Weather:
Information and links to space weather sites from the European Space Agency.
http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/

Auroras:

Photographs of Auroras by Jan Curtis:
Nine pages of incredible aurora images, selected from the works of Jan Curtis. The photographs were taken near the Fairbanks, AK area, and are astoundingly beautiful.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/images/aurora/jan.curtis

The Aurora Page: Information, links and images on the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis. (From Michigan Tech.)
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/

Auroras, Paintings in the Sky:
This self-guided tour from the Exploratorium offers comprehensive answers to some common questions about auroras, including: What do auroras look like? What makes them happen? What is the solar connection? Where can you see them? What do auroras look like from space? Why are they different colors?
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/auroras/

Earth’s Magnetosphere:

Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere
Detailed information on the Earths magnetic environment and the physics behind it.
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/Intro.html

Plasmas

This web site covers all aspects of plasma science and technology. It has been created for the general public as well as the educational and research communities.
http://www.plasmas.org