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ESA celebrates Sun-Earth Day on 27-28 April 2001

ESA celebrates Sun-Earth Day on 27-28 April 2001

The European Space Agency invites you to join with us in promoting Sun-Earth Day, on 27-28 April. This is an exciting opportunity to ponder our links with the nearest star and to celebrate the discoveries of ESA's solar observatories, SOHO, Cluster and Ulysses.

Our Sun plays a central role in daily life, by warming and lighting the world, and powering the growth of living plants. Since ancient times, mankind has been aware of its importance, although not always understanding how or why. Now in the space age, man-made satellites monitor and probe the environs of the Sun, observing subtler and sometimes damaging effects on Earth. Studying this "space weather", the collective term used to describe effects originating from the Sun, is an increasingly important activity in our technology-dependent society.

Solar storms are responsible for many dramatic events. A nine-hour power blackout in Canada, disabled satellites and corroded pipelines have all been blamed on the Sun. Even increased radiation risks to airline passengers and crews can result from high solar activity. Forecasting the space weather can alert us to upcoming storms and appropriate actions can be taken to minimise the impact of these events. The ability to forecast comes from our improved understanding of solar events which has been facilitated by solar physics research, including important contributions from six spacecraft built in Europe: SOHO stationed far out in space, the four Cluster satellites orbiting together around the Earth, and Ulysses, which flies over the poles of the Sun.

ESA invites you to join in an international effort, to promote public awareness of the dynamics of our Sun and its influence on the Earth. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the ESA/NASA SOHO mission, this is an appropriate opportunity to highlight how solar physics research, both from space and from the ground, contributes valuable information which can impact on our daily life.

Events in local languages, at more than 40 locations throughout Europe, will celebrate this international Sun-Earth day with the support of ESA.

 

City
Location Event type
Co-ordinator, E-mail address Tel./Fax.

Austria

Graz
Institute of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Meteorology Public lecture
Prof. Dr. Hanslmeier
Arhugam06ws.KFUniGraz.ac.at
+43 316 380 9825

+43 316 380 5270


Belgium

Brussels
Planetarium, Heizel
http://sidc.oma.be
Public lecture
David Berghmans
David.Berghmansksb-orb.oma.be
+32 2 3730 224

+32 2 3730 559


Denmark

Aarhus
Steno Museet Public lecture
Joergen Christensen-Dalsgaard
Jcdifa.au.dk
+45 89 423 614

+45 86 12 0 740

Copenhagen
IMAX/ Tycho Brahe Planetarium Public lecture
M. Linden-Vornle
Mykaltycho.dk
+45 33 181 9 97

+45 33 181 990

Jels
Orion Planetarium Public lecture
Henrik Svensmark
hsvdsri.dk
+45 74 55 24 00

+45 74 55 26 55


United Kingdom

London
IMAX London Science Museum Public lectures, Exhibition, SOLARMAX
Richard Harrison
Harrisonsolg2.bnsc.rl.ac.uk
+44 1235 44 6884

+44 1235 44 6667

University of Central Lancashire
University of Central Lancashire Public lectures
Robert Walsh
Rwwalshuclan.ac.uk
+44 1772 89 3557

+44 1772 89 2996

Aberystwyth
University of Wales Public lecture
Shadia Habbal
Habbalcfa.harvard.edu
+44 1970 622 218

+44 1970 622 826

Armagh
Armagh Observatory Public lecture
G. Doyle
jgdstar.arm.ac.uk
+44 283 752 2928

+44 283 752 7174


Germany

Hamburg
Hamburg Planetarium
http://www.hamburg.de/Planetarium
Public lecture, Exhibition
Thomas W. Kraupe
tomkraupeyahoo.com
+49 405 149 8515

+49 405 149 8510

Sinsheim
IMAX Theatre Public lectures (22 May 2001)
Udo Schühle schuehlelinmpi.mpg.de +49 555 697 9458

+49 555 697 96458

Bremen
Olbers-Gesellschaft
kusserowgome5.physik.uni-bremen.de
Public lectures
Klaus Wilhelm
Wilhelmlinmpi.mpg.de
+49 555 697 9423

+49 555 697 9240

Freiburg
Planetarium
http://www.kis.uni-freiburg.de/kiswwwe.html
Public lectures
Hubertus Woehl
Hwkis.uni-freiburg.de
+49 761 319 8174

+49 761 3198 111

Greifswald
Max Planck Institute ESA 2000 Space Science Exhibition Opening Public Lectures
Frank Jansen
jansenphysik.uni-greifswald.de
+49 3834 864 774

+49 3834 864 701

Berlin
Archenholt-Planetarium Public lectures
Udo Schühle schuehlelinmpi.mpg.de +49 555 697 9458

+49 555 697 96458


France

Paris
Cité des Sciences-La Villette
http://www.cite-espace.com

http://www.medoc-ias.u-psud.fr/divers/progsoho5.html

SolarMax show, conferences
Jean-Claude Vial
Vialias.u-psud.fr

Frederic Baudin
Baudinias.u-psud.fr

+33 169 858 631

+33 169 858 701

Toulouse
Cité de l’Espace Public lectures
Mr. Droneau
p.droneaucite-espace.com
+33 562 716 480

+33 561 807 470


Spain

Madrid
Planetario de Madrid Public lecture
Juan Sequeiros juan.sequeirosuah.es +34 918 854 994

+34 918 854 942

Valencia
L’Hemisferic Public lectures, exhibition, Solarmax
Vicente Domingo
Vincenteuma.uv.es
+34 96 398 3607 / 3229

+34 96 398 3261

Barcelona
IMAX Port Vell
http://www.ub.es/sol-terra
Public lectures, exhibition, Solarmax
Vincent Domingo
Vdomingoam.ub.es
+34 93 402 1126

+34 93 402 1133

Teneriffe / LaLaguna
Science Museum and University Public lectures, Sun observation Activities
Luis Cuesta Crespo
lccll.iac.es
+34 922 605 200

+34 922 605 293

+34-922-605210


Portugal

Porto
CAUP Planetarium
http://www.astro.up.pt/news/
Public lectures, Paletarium shows, exhibition
Ricardo Samuel Reis
Ricreisastro.up.pt
+35 122 608 9836

+35 12 26 08 98 31


Italy

Firenze, Prato, Pisa, Padova
Universita' di Firenze High school and public lectures
Marco Romoli
romoliarcetri.astro.it
+39 055 275 2281

+39 055 224193

Torino
Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino Public lecture
E. Antonucci
antonuccito.astro.it
+39 011 810 1913

+39 011 8101930.

Catania
Lyceo scientifico Galileo Galilei
http://www.liceoscientificogalilei.catania.it
Lecture to 300 students
D. Spadaro
Dspadaroalpha4.ct.astro.it
+39 095 733 2234

+39 095 330592

Trieste
Trieste Astronomical Observatory Public lectures to schools and University
Mauro Messerotti
Messerottits.astro.it
+39 040 226176 / 226761

+39 040 226630 / 309418

Rome
University La Sapienza & Military Academy Livorno Public lectures
Alessandro Cacciani
Alessandro.caccianiromal.infn.it
+39 064 991 4462

+39 06 4975695

Palermo
University of Palermo Public lectures
Fabio Reale
Reale astropa.unipa.it
+39 091 233 237

+39 091 233 444

Napoli
Osservatorio di Capodimonte Public lectures
Thomas Strauss
Straussna.astro.it
+39 081 557 5526

+39 081 456710


Norway

Oslo
University Public lectures, SOLARMAX, Exhibition
Knut Jørgen R. Ødegaard
knutjoastro.uio.no
+47 22 857 522
+47 22856505
Bergen
University Lectures
Arve Aksnes
Arve.Aksnesfi.uib.no
+47 55 589 406
+47 55 58 94 40

Sweden

Lund
Lund University
IDEON 0r Paleastra
http://www.irfl.lu.se/
Lectures
Henrik Lundstedt
henrikirfl.lu.se
+46 462 862 120
+46 461 29879
Malmö
Malmö University, libraries and museums Public lectures
Henrik Lundstedt
henrikirfl.lu.se
+46 462 862 120
+46 461 29879
Kiruna
University Public lectures
Henrik Lundstedt
henrikirfl.lu.se
+46 462 862 120
+46 461 29879

The Netherlands

Middelburg
Volkssterrenwacht Philippus Lansbergen
http://www.lansbergen.demon.nl
Public lecture
Jelle de Plaa
philippuslansbergen.demon.nl
+31 118 638 018
Haarlem
Volkssterrenwacht Copernicus
http://www.vuurwerk.nl
Public lecture
vstwcopxs4all.nl +31 235 383 339
Roden
Amateurbijeenkomst Roden, het wapen van Drenthe Public lecture
Theo Jurriens
theo_jurrienscompuserve.com
 
Amersfoort
Volkssterrenwacht de Schothorst Public lecture
Bob van Slooten
slootenworldonline.nl
+31 334 559 616
Dwingeloo
Planetron Public lecture
Albert Weishaupt
aweishauptplanetron.nl
+31 521 593 535
Goirle
Mill-Hillcollege Public lecture
Ton Spaninks
tonelwish.net
+31 135 422 534
Leiden
Sterrewacht Leiden Public lecture
Martijn Nuyten
cacabersyahoo.com
+31 715 223 770

Switzerland

Luzern
Verkehrshaus
http://www.pmodwrc.ch
Public lecture
Claus Frolich
cfrohlichpmodwrc.ch
+41 814 175 136

+41 814 175 100


Finland

Vantaa
Heureka Science Centre Symposium
T. Pulkkinen
Tuija.pulkkinen.fmi.fi
+358 9 1929 4654

+358 9 1929 4603

Vantaa
Heureka Science Centre Public lecture
Eino Valtonen
Eino.Valtonenutu.fi
+358 2 333 5644

+358 2 333 5993

United States

Washington DC

National Air and Space Museum

Public Lectures, IMAX

Don Michels
Michelslasco11.nascom.nasa.gov

301 286 3550

301 286 0264

Greenbelt MA
Howard B. Owens Science Centre

Public Lectures

Joe Gurman

 

New Hampshire

McAuliffe Planetarium

Public Lectures

Angela Ciaravella
aciaravellacfa.harvard.edu

Jeanne Gerulskis
Jgerulsstarshop.com

603 271 7831

603 271 7832

New Hampshire

University New Hampshire

Public Lectures

Dr Eberhard Moebius

603 862 3097

603 862 0311

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Public Lectures

John Kohl
jkohlcfa.harvard.edu

David Aguilar (SAO Public Affairs)
daguilarcfa.harvard.edu

617 495 7462

617 495 7468

Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Science

Public Lectures

Leonard Strachan (English)
lstrachancfa.harvard.edu

Mari Paz Miralles (Spanish)
mmirallescfa.harvard.edu

Noreen Grice (Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science)
ngricemos.org

617 589 0273

617 589 0454

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College (Department of Astronomy)

Public Lectures

Danuta Dobrzycka
Tel. 617 496 7568
ddobrzyckacfa.harvard.edu

Prof. Richard French
rfrenchfirstclass.wellesley.edu

781 283 3747

781 283 3667

New Concord, Ohio

Muskingum College

Public Lectures

Bogdan Valcu (Muskingum College)
bogdan_valcuhotmail.com

Janice Tucker
jtuckermuskingum.edu

740 826 8024

740 826 8026

Melrose, Massachusetts

Melrose Middle School

Public Lectures

Jennifer Raymond
jkraymondcfa.harvard.edu

617 496 7599

617 495 7455

Concord, Massachusetts

Concord-Carlisle High School

Public Lectures

Daniel Phillips
dhphillipscfa.harvard.edu

617 496 7926

617 495 7455

Somerville, Massachusetts

Cummings School

Public Lectures

Irene Porro
iporrocfa.harvard.edu

Mr. David Gilberti (principal)

617 625 6600, ext. 6425

617 776 6691

College Park, Maryland

University of Maryland

Public Lectures

Yuan-Kuen Ko
ykocfa.harvard.edu

301 286 3136

301 286 0264

 

Canada

Vancouver, BC

H. R. Macmillan Space Centre

Public Lectures

Peter Smith
Tel. 617 495 4984
psmithcfa.harvard.edu

Heather Armond
harmondhrmacmillanspacecentre.com

604 738 7827, ext. 249

604 736 5665

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