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"AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR (PART) SPONSOR...", "PRESENTED THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF",
PLACES YOU WILL VISIT DURING THE PROGRAM, THE SUN,
SPACECRAFT YOU WILL SEE,
FUSION, CONVECTION, DETRICK'S TELESCOPE, MAGNETISM,
SUNSPOT, NEW MEXICO, NOAA, NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER,
OTHER GREAT SITES!, ISTP EVENTS, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
"AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR (PART) SPONSOR..."
|NASA Home Page
||Main Home Page for NASA with links to NASA projects and resources.
|NASA Office of Space Science
||The Office of Space Science is responsible for all of NASA's research from the middle levels of Earth's atmosphere to the edge of the universe.
|Sun-Earth Connection Science Page
||The focus of the Sun-Earth Connection is to observe and interpret the variable radiations in the Earth.
|The Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum
||The Forum is a partnership between NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory. Their mission is to increase science literacy and steward Sun-Earth Connection science resources. In addition to great information it's a wonderful launch pad to other sites.
||NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data with pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff.
"PRESENTED THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF"
|National Optical Astronomy Observatories
||NOAO is a national center for optical astronomy in the United States. Here you will find links to "Science at NOAO", observing opportunities, and NOAO projects.
|Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
||The Home Page of AURA, which operates the National Solar Observatories and, under contract with NASA, the; Space Telescope Science Institute.
|National Science Foundation
||The National Science Foundation promotes science and engineering by supporting research and education projects.
PLACES YOU VISIT DURING THE PROGRAM
|NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
||This takes you direct to
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center,
with information about tours--
if vacations take you East--or "virtual visits" to the many space and earth science missions in which Goddard is involved.
|NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
||The Home Page for
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
where scientists develop space
transportation and propulsion systems and conduct microgravity research and space optics manufacturing technologies.
|NSO at Kitt Peak
||The National Solar Observatory at Kitt Peak is where you will find the largest solar telescope, McMath-Pierce telescope.
|NSO at Sacramento Peak
||Sunspot, New Mexico is the location for the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak. The site provides current H-alpha images.
|NOAA Space Environment Center
||The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Environment Center is the nation's lead agency, responsible for providing space weather alerts and warnings.
||Lockheed Martin built one of the X-ray telescopes aboard the Japanese "Yohkoh" satellite.
|Southwest Research Institute
||Home Page of the makers of the upcoming IMAGE satellite.
SPACECRAFT YOU WILL SEE
|Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
||The SOHO spacecraft Home Page with information on the latest discoveries about the Sun. In the "Teachers" section you will find some excellent resources.
|POLAR spacecraft Home Page
||Links back to the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program pages.
|TRACE Home Page
||The "Transition Region and Coronal Explorer" spacecraft (or TRACE) is one of the small spacecraft that's part of NASA's "quicker, faster, better" initiative. But there's nothing small about the amazing close-up images it's already returned.
|Yohkoh Public Outreach Project
||Lockheed Martin built one of the X-ray telescopes aboard the Japanese "Yohkoh" satellite. This is a wonderful web site full of information, educational activities and pictures.
|WIND spacecraft Home Page
||The WIND spacecraft provides data for magnetospheric and ionospheric studies.
|IMAGE spacecraft Home Page
||Home Page for the IMAGE spacecraft scheduled to be launched February 2000.
|Mission to Geospace
||The web site of the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Science Initiative is an excellent source for information on "Geospace", our local cosmic neighborhood which is home to both Sun and Earth.
|ACE spacecraft Home Page
||The ACE spacecraft Home Page and a collection of educational activities from the "Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center", primarily intended for high school students, but also with useful background for teachers and younger students, and a glossary.
OTHER GREAT SITES!
|Windows to the Universe
||The "Windows to the Universe" site has sections for beginner, intermediate and advanced users--and lots of great information about both spacecraft, the latest research and fine art depictions of the Gods and Goddesses associated with the planets.
|Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
||This is a fun site with great information about the Sun. You will find the daily sunspot number, history about the solar cycles, and you can look up your birth date and find out if you were born during a solar maximum.
|Global Oscillation Network Group
||You'll find links to GONG's worldwide sites, lots of current science, and educational materials. Frank Hill and LFSUN science advisor John Leibacher work work on this project.
|The Stanford Solar Center
||This is a great site, put together by folks who clearly love both science and education. It presents a collection of fun activities based on Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) data.