Abstract: With SDO successfully launched and beaming large amounts of data back to the ground, the SDO E/PO team has focused its efforts on finding solutions that put SDO data into the hands of the public. The question is how best to do this and what the portfolio of programs should look like. After briefly summarizing the highlights of our pre-launch activities, we will describe current efforts aimed at increasing the number of people exposed to and using SDO data, and talk about future projects and plans.
Abstract: The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission will use four identical spacecraft, variably spaced in Earth orbit, to make three-dimensional measurements of magnetospheric boundary regions and examine the process of magnetic reconnection. MMS E/PO Mission Lead, Troy Cline, will share information about the most recent E/PO programs and activities including MMS models (LEGO, paper, edible), Virtual Environments (Second Life), NASA Edge Video Podcasting, Educator’s Guide and Space Weather Media Viewer updates.
Abstract: Annual Equinox Celebration: March 19, 2012 Transit of Venus Celebration: June 5, 2012 Sun-Earth Day is comprised of a series of programs and events that occur throughout the year culminating with a celebration on or near the Spring Equinox. Each year we wrap a fresh new thematic approach around Sun-Earth science while highlighting Sun-Earth Connection scientists, their missions, and research. Many people around the world will celebrate Sun-Earth Day 2012 on or near the spring equinox in March. However, since 2012 is very special year filled with a variety of celestial events, we selected a theme that will help you explore the nature of eclipses and transits throughout our solar system. In particular and of great interest throughout the world is the Transit of Venus. On June 5, 2012, you will see the planet Venus as it moves across the face of the early morning sun. This astronomical oddity has played a very important role over the last few centuries in giving scientists a way to understand the size of the solar system.