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Paper: Space Weather Monitoring for the IHY: Involving Students Worldwide in the Research Process
Volume: 389, EPO and a Changing World: Creating Linkages and Expanding Partnerships
Page: 253
Authors: Scherrer, D.; Burress, B.; Ross, K.
Abstract: Our project explores how new methods of space weather data collection and networks of instruments can lead to innovative and exciting ways of involving audiences in the research process. We describe our space weather monitors, being distributed to high school students and universities worldwide for the International Heliophysical Year. The project includes a centralized data collection site, accessible to anyone with or without a monitor. Classroom materials, developed in conjunction with the Chabot Space & Science Center in California, are designed to introduce teachers and students to the Sun, space weather, the Earth’s ionosphere, and how to use monitor data to encourage students to undertake ”hands-on” research and gain experience with real scientific data. For more information, see
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