URLPost for "Auroras - Living with a Star"


NASA Home Page http://www.nasa.gov Main Home Page for NASA with links to NASA projects and resources.
NASA Office of Space Science http://spacescience.nasa.gov/ 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 http://sec.gsfc.nasa.gov/ The focus of the Sun-Earth Connection is to observe and interpret the variable radiations in the Earth.
The Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 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. 

The Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 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 Goddard Space Flight Center http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 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's Johnson Space Flight Center http://www.jsc.nasa.gov You will find information on the Space Shuttle Program, the Space Station and the research being conducted at Johnson Space Flight Center.
NASA Office of Human Spaceflight http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/ The latest information on the Space Shuttle and Space Station missions, plus space news and behind the scenes of human spaceflight.
NOAA Space Environment Center http://www.sec.noaa.gov/index.html 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. 
Poker Flat Research Range http://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/ Researchers at Poker Flat launch sounding rockets and perform scientific studies on the arctic atmosphere and ionosphere including aurora.
Geophysical Institute http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ The latest auroral forecast along with background information on earthquakes and volcanoes.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility http://www.wff.nasa.gov/ Researchers at the facility use sounding rockets, balloons, scientific aircraft and Small Shuttle Payload Projects to facilitate the study of the Earth, all regions of the atmosphere and the near-Earth and space environments.
Aurora Color Television Project http://gedds.pfrr.alaska.edu/actp/ The Aurora Color Television Project uses a uniquely sensitive video camera capable of accurately representing the vivid, shifting colors and dynamic motion of spectacular auroral displays.
Andøya Rocket Range http://www.rocketrange.no/ Information on the campaigns of the Andøya Rocket Range - the world's northernmost permanent launch facility for sounding rockets and scientific balloons.
Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ess/index_e.php Background informaion on climate change, geological resources, geography and Arctic tutorials.
Natural Resources Canada http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/inter/index_e.html Background informaion on global climate change, earthquakes, renewable energy and more.
The Portable Auroral Imager http://www.phys.ucalgary.ca/pai/ The website for the high resolution auroral images seen during the broadcast.

SOHO Latest Images http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/latestimages.html Some of the best and most current images from spacecraft and terrestrial telescopes.
The Sun from Space http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/ProjectionRoom/latest.html The images on this page are updated automatically and represent the most recent images available from the Yohkoh and TRACE satellites.
The Latest Images of the Sun http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/LIVEFROMSUN/livefromsun.html The latest images of the Sun, brought together for us by  LOCKHEED MARTIN SAL! 
The Daily Sun http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/LIVEFROMSUN Here you can find a variety of views of Sun from observatories in space and from all around the world. 

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov 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 http://istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/polar/ Links back to the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics program pages. 
TRACE Home Page http://vestige.lmsal.com/TRACE/Public/eduprodu.htm 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 http://www.lmsal.com/YPOP/homepage.html 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 http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/wind/ The WIND spacecraft provides data for magnetospheric and ionospheric studies. 
IMAGE spacecraft Home Page http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Home Page for the IMAGE spacecraft scheduled to be launched February 2000.
ACE spacecraft Home Page http://www.srl.caltech.edu/ACE/  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. 

The Exploratorium's "Auroras: 
Paintings in the Sky."
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/auroras/ This site will show you what auroras look like from space and on Earth, explain how they are created, and show you where they can be found.
The Aurora Page http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/ Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights".
Windows to the Universe http://windows.engin.umich.edu/cgi-bin/sw_quicklook4b.cgi The Aurora Today from the Polar Spacecraft.
Windows to the Universe http://windows.engin.umich.edu/spaceweather/storm_displays.html Real time data on auroras.
The Aurora Explained http://www.alaskascience.com/aurora.htm Student website with aurora facts and milestones plus more.
What is the Aurora Doing Today? (Current UVI image) http://uvisun.msfc.nasa.gov/UVI/current_image.html The current UV image of the aurora.
Jan Curtis Images of the Aurora http://climate.gi.alaska.edu/Curtis/curtis.html Some of the best images of auroras have been taken by Jan Curtis. Jan has placed some of his images online at his website.
Auroral Activity Observation Network http://www.spacew.com/www/auroras.html Obtain current auroral activity sighting reports from around the world, or to submit your own auroral activity sightings.

Today's Space Weather http://www.sel.noaa.gov/today.html Today's Space Weather Report Presented by the Space Environment Center.
NOAA's Space Weather http://www.spaceweather.noaa.gov/ Links to all of the latest information about Space Weather.
Windows to the Universe http://windows.engin.umich.edu/spaceweather/ Great background information on "Space Weather" including links to Today's Space Weather and What's Happening Today in Space.
Space Science Institute 
"Space Weather" Center
http://www-ssi.colorado.edu/SWOP/ Terrific graphics and plenty of information on the Sun. Be sure to visit the Classroom Resources section.
NASA Space Science News http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast09mar99_2.htm S' marks the spot: Forecasting powerful solar explosions several days in advance may now be possible.
NASA Space Science News http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast09mar99_1.htm Physicists discover a new tool for predicting solar eruptions.
Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.umich.edu/spaceweather/images/where_images_from_jpg_image.html Good solar cutaway courtesy of NASA
Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.umich.edu/spaceweather/blackout.html Overview of the March 1989 HydroQuebec Blackout of March 1989 
SpaceWeather.com http://www.spaceweather.com/ The latest sunspot number, NOAA space weather forecast, information about current geomagnetic storms and more.
Space Weather Canada http://www.spaceweather.gc.ca/myservlet/geomag_CLF/main_e.jsp Information on space weather, space weather research in Canada, and the latest alerts and warnings for Earth's geomagnetic field for polar, auroral and sub-auroral.

North Magnetic Pole http://www.geolab.nrcan.gc.ca/geomag/northpole_e.shtml Information on the exact location of Earth's North Magnetic Pole, what a magnetic pole is, the history of expeditions to the pole and more.
Geomagnetism http://www.geolab.nrcan.gc.ca/geomag/home_e.shtml Informaion on the Geomagnetic Hazards Project of the Geological Survey of Canada which monitors and predicts the changes in the geomagnetic field throughout Canada.
150 Years of Geomagnetic Effects http://www.spaceweather.gc.ca/historyeffects_e.shtml#year1847 A timeline of geomagnetic events that effected electrical systems on Earth's surface beginning in 1848.

Magnetism: The Key to 
Understanding the Sun
http://wwwssl.msfc.nasa.gov/ssl/pad/solar/the_key.htm They have good background on magnetism. Embedded links to movies show how the Sun's magnetic field has changed in the last twenty years.
NASA/GSFC Exploration of the 
Earth's Magnetosphere
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/Intro.html The site to visit for a wealth of information on Earth's magnetosphere. Excellent historic information.
A Beginner's Guide to the
Earth's Magnetosphere
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/cowley.html Good easy-to-understand information.

Amazing Space http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/light/star-light-science.html "Star Light, Star Bright" activity has good background information on waves and excellent electromagnetic spectrum diagram.
Athena http://vathena.arc.nasa.gov/curric/space/lfs/emspectr.html Explains the electromagnetic spectrum through puzzles and question and answer format in easy to understand terms.
Imagine the Universe
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html Excellent background information on the electromagnetic spectrum with links to activities and a quiz on the electromagnetic spectrum.
NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center's Infrared
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Edu/ Terrific site providing background information on infrared astronomy from the days of Herschel to the present. Great infrared images!
Electromagnetic Radiation http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/EMSpec/EMSpec.html Great graphic on the electromagnetic spectrum, and interesting at home experiment on infrared radiation using a TV remote.

Windows to the Universe http://windows.engin.umich.edu/spaceweather/sun_earth6.html You will find background information about solar wind.
ACE Spacecraft http://sec.noaa.gov/ace/ACErtsw_home.html Real time solar wind data from ACE.
CELIAS/MTOF Proton Monitor (SOHO) http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/ The latest 48 hours of solar wind data from the CELIAS/MTOF Proton Monitor on board the SOHO spacecraft.
SOHO ESA Press Release http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/gallery/ESAPR/info01.html/ Orbiting observatory SOHO finds source of high-speed "wind" blowing from the Sun.

ISTP Sun-Earth Connections Event:
January 6-11, 1997
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/cloud_jan97/ Data collected during this event when increased levels in the radiation environment, may have caused the malfunction of an AT&T satellite.
AT&T Satellite Malfunction http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/cloud_jan97/att.html News stories on the January 1997 malfunction of an AT&T satellite.
ISTP Sun-Earth Connections Event http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/events/monitor/ ISTP's Real Time Monitoring Page
ISTP Special Events Page http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/events/ Links to several Sun-Earth Connection Events pages, which contain data collected during the events.

Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.umich.edu/spaceweather/blackout.html Overview of the March 1989 HydroQuebec Blackout of March 1989
Blackout! http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/storm0/black1.html A condensed version of the EVENT BASED SCIENCE Module on the Quebec blackout, with hands-on activities. 

Michael Faraday http://www.rigb.org/heritage/faradaypage.html A biography of Michael Faraday including images from the Faraday display at the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s Faraday Museum.
Michael Faraday http://www.iee.org/TheIEE/Research/Archives/faraday1.cfm More information on Michael Faraday.
Roald Amundsen http://www.south-pole.com/p0000101.htm An account of Amundsen's journey to reach the south pole.
Robert Peary Diary http://www.dougdavies.com/index4.htm Page by page images of Robert Peary's diary with the diary transcribed next to it.
Robert Edwin Peary http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/roberted.htm The Arlington National Cemetery webpage for Robert Edwin Peary.
Matthew Henson: Arctic Explorer http://www.unmuseum.org/henson.htm An account of Matthew Henson's journey to the North Pole.
James Clark Ross http://www.south-pole.com/p0000081.htm An account of James Clark Ross' expeditions in the Arctic.