The Stanford Solar Center have produced a booklet for schools about the solar system.
They have given us permission to make this available to UK schools through Sun|trek.
You can download the booklet here in PDF format (File size = 10MB).
Hinode/XRT Education & Public Outreach DVD
The Hinode/XRT Team has put together a DVD called: The XRT Education & Public Outreach DVD: Space Science Careers: Building Hinode XRT, A Space X-ray Telescope.
This DVD is a resource for high school teachers who provide career guidance for students. The goal of Space Science Careers is to introduce students, particularly those who might be interested in technical careers, to the diversity of career opportunities at NASA and in the space industry.
Space Science Careers embeds career awareness in video clips that document the construction of an X-ray telescope that was launched into Earth orbit on the Hinode satellite on September 23, 2006. The resource provides students with a unique window into the workplace and an unscripted view of workers collaborating and solving problems as they attend to their specialties.
Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and the NSC (Norway).
To find out more and to order a copy of the DVD, please go to:
ESA makes the Sun available to everyone
New software developed by ESA makes available online to everyone, everywhere at anytime, the entire library of images from the SOHO solar and heliospheric observatory.
Just download the viewer and begin exploring the Sun. JHelioviewer is new visualisation software that enables everyone to explore the Sun. Developed as part of the ESA/NASA Helioviewer Project, it provides a desktop program that enables users to call up images of the Sun from the past 15 years.
More than a million images from SOHO can already be accessed, and new images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory are being added every day. The downloadable JHelioviewer is complemented by the website Helioviewer.org, a web-based image browser.
Find out more at: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMYTMRRJHG_index_0.html