Solar Physics

, Volume 275, Issue 1–2, pp 391–406 | Cite as

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Education and Outreach (E/PO) Program: Changing Perceptions One Program at a Time

  • E. Drobnes
  • A. Littleton
  • W. D. Pesnell
  • K. Beck
  • S. Buhr
  • R. Durscher
  • S. Hill
  • M. McCaffrey
  • D. E. McKenzie
  • D. Myers
  • D. Scherrer
  • M. Wawro
  • A. Wolt
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THE SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY

Abstract

We outline the context and overall philosophy for the combined Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program, present a brief overview of all SDO E/PO programs along with more detailed highlights of a few key programs, followed by a review of our results to date, conclude a summary of the successes, failures, and lessons learned, which future missions can use as a guide, while incorporating their own content to enhance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of science and technology as well as its benefit to society.

Keywords

Solar dynamics observatory Education and public outreach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Drobnes
    • 1
  • A. Littleton
    • 1
  • W. D. Pesnell
    • 2
  • K. Beck
    • 4
  • S. Buhr
    • 3
  • R. Durscher
    • 5
  • S. Hill
    • 6
  • M. McCaffrey
    • 3
  • D. E. McKenzie
    • 7
  • D. Myers
    • 1
  • D. Scherrer
    • 5
  • M. Wawro
    • 1
  • A. Wolt
    • 1
  1. 1.ADNET Systems Inc.GreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)BoulderUSA
  4. 4.Stanford University Haas Center for Public ServiceStanfordUSA
  5. 5.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  6. 6.RS Information SystemsLexington ParkUSA
  7. 7.Montana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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