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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 136, Issue 1–4, pp 627–646 | Cite as

The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) Education and Outreach (E/PO) Program

  • L. M. PeticolasEmail author
  • N. Craig
  • T. Kucera
  • D. J. Michels
  • J. Gerulskis
  • R. J. MacDowall
  • K. Beisser
  • C. Chrissotimos
  • J. G. Luhmann
  • A. B. Galvin
  • L. Ratta
  • E. Drobnes
  • B. J. Méndez
  • S. Hill
  • K. Marren
  • R. Howard
Article

Abstract

The STEREO mission’s Education and Outreach (E/PO) program began early enough its team benefited from many lessons learned as NASA’s E/PO profession matured. Originally made up of discrete programs, by launch the STEREO E/PO program had developed into a quality suite containing all the program elements now considered standard: education workshops, teacher/student guides, national and international collaboration, etc. The benefit of bringing so many unique programs together is the resulting diverse portfolio, with scientists, E/PO professionals, and their education partners all of whom can focus on excellent smaller programs. The drawback is a less cohesive program nearly impossible to evaluate in its entirety with the given funding. When individual components were evaluated, we found our programs mostly made positive impact. In this paper, we elaborate on the programs, hoping that others will effectively use or improve upon them. When possible, we indicate the programs’ effects on their target audiences.

Keywords

Education Outreach Sun: coronal mass ejections (CMEs) Sun: magnetic fields Sun: particle emission Sun: solar-terrestrial relations 

PACS

01.00.00 01.30.La 01.30.Lb 01.30.Os 01.40.-d 01.40.Di 01.40.E- 01.40.Ek 01.40.G- 01.40.Gb 01.40.J- 01.40.Jc 01.40.Jh 01.50.-i 01.50.F- 01.50.Fh 01.50.H- 94.05.-a 94.05.Sd 95.55.Ev 95.55.Fw 96.50.Bh 96.50.Ci 96.50.Pw 96.50.Vg 96.50.Wx 96.60.Hv 96.60.Ph 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Peticolas
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. Craig
    • 1
  • T. Kucera
    • 2
  • D. J. Michels
    • 3
  • J. Gerulskis
    • 4
  • R. J. MacDowall
    • 2
  • K. Beisser
    • 5
  • C. Chrissotimos
    • 6
  • J. G. Luhmann
    • 1
  • A. B. Galvin
    • 7
  • L. Ratta
    • 8
  • E. Drobnes
    • 9
  • B. J. Méndez
    • 1
  • S. Hill
    • 10
  • K. Marren
    • 5
  • R. Howard
    • 3
  1. 1.Space Sciences LaboratoryUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.Center for Space ResearchNaval Research LaboratoryWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.Christa McAuliffe PlanetariumConcordUSA
  5. 5.Applied Physics LaboratoryJohns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA
  6. 6.Science Systems and Applications, Inc.CranburyUSA
  7. 7.Space Science CenterUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  8. 8.Integrated Communications Technology, Inc.GreenbeltUSA
  9. 9.ADNET Systems, Inc.RockvilleUSA
  10. 10.RS Information SystemsGreenbeltUSA

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