Public Outreach and Education Activities of Solar Mission Hinode in Japan

  • Kentaro Yaji
  • Hideaki Tonooka
  • Naoko Inoue
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)


Solar mission Hinode has been promoting education and public outreach (EPO) in various ways since its launch in 2006. The EPO activities have included information release via their web page and the press, open house at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, development of digital contents for education in collaboration with astronomy educators in public observatories and planetariums, lectures to the public, and release of teaching materials. This article reflects on the Hinode EPO activities in the last 10 years and introduces specific activities in Japan.


Hinode Public outreach Education Collaboration Communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitaka, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Space and Astronautical ScienceJapan Aerospace Exploration AgencySagamigara, KanagawaJapan

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