Sun-Earth Day 2011: Ancient Mysteries: Future Discoveries

(March 20, 2011)

Sun-Earth Day is more than a one-day event; it is a combination of events and programs that occur through the year, ending with a grand Sun-Earth Day celebration on or near the Spring Equinox in March. The main goal of this program is to encourage all students to explore, discover and understand the dynamic connection between our Sun, Earth and other planets. This year’s theme will be “Ancient Mysteries: Future Discoveries,” and will focus on examining early civilizations who created structures containing solstice and equinox alignments, as well as exploring how humankind continues to observe the Sun from the ground and space.

Many resources will be available for Sun-Earth Day participation, including video and webcast programming (created by the NASA EDGE team) that will highlight several solar related sites. The Sun-Earth Day website will also feature resources for educators, museums, community groups and amateur astronomers, as well as resources from past Earth-Sun Days. Educators can also register on the website to receive a free folder of materials (while supplies last). To learn more, please visit:


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