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Attention Museums, Planetaria, and Science Centers

Interested in Space Weather for your organization? Bring Space Weather to life at your site in time for the upcoming 2001 Solar Max!


SSI, through its Space Weather Outreach Program, is developing a 200 square foot Space Weather Center mini-exhibit for museums and planetaria. The exhibit is designed to bring the fascinating world of space weather to life for your visitors. It will have three components:

      This plasmasphere, part of the Electric Space Exhibit Project, is an example of the kind of interactive which could be part of the Space Weather Center Mini-Exhibit.
  • a fully updatable computer kiosk with near-real-time observations and discoveries concerning the Sun-Earth environment,
  • several exciting hands-on interactive devices, and
  • stunning background text and graphics

Visitors will learn about:

  • solar cycles and space weather including the effects of the 2001 solar max
  • the electrical and magnetic changes that take place in space that can affect people and equipment on Earth as well as in space
  • the cause of the best light show on Earth - the Aurora
  • the dynamic interaction between the Sun and Earth, and
  • a variety of current events about space weather including recent discoveries
SSI is looking for science centers, planetaria, and museums to work collaboratively on the development of this Space Weather Center exhibit.

If you are interested in this mini-exhibit, please call Susan Solari at (303) 492-5184 or via e-mail


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