Join NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education Office for an education conference being held Oct. 17, 2009, near Pasadena, Calif. The conference will celebrate the most prominent and vital feature in solar system, the sun.
During this day-long conference, experts from the Voyager, Ulysses, Genesis, STEREO and Earth-exploring missions will be on hand to discuss the structure and content of the sun; current study of its composition; solar cycles; the importance of the sun to Earth; and the inner and outer heliosphere. The presenters will discuss and demonstrate activities that can be used in the classroom to promote a greater appreciation of the inspirational aspects of space exploration.
This conference is open to all formal and informal educators interested in Earth and space science and exploration. Students in high school and college can also attend.
Pre-registration is required. Participants must register by Oct. 5, 2009. Walk-up registration will not be possible for this conference.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/jpl/education/sunconf-20090921.html