Sun-Earth Day is a joint educational program established in 2000 by NASA and ESA. The goal of the program is to popularize the knowledge about the Sun, and the way it influences life on Earth, among students and the public. The day itself is mainly celebrated in the United States near the time of the spring equinox. However, the Sun-Earth Day event actually runs throughout the year, with a different theme being chosen each year.
The selection of each year's theme often corresponds to events for that year. Every theme is supported by free educational plans for both informal and formal educators. Here is a list of themes by year:
|2001||Having a Solar Blast|
|2002||Celebrate the Equinox|
|2003||Live from the Aurora|
|2005||Ancient Observatories Timeless Knowledge|
|2006||Eclipse: In a Different Light|
|2007||Living in the Atmosphere of the Sun|
|2008||Space Weather Around the World|
|2009||Our Sun, Yours to Discover|
|2011||March 19, 2011||Ancient Mysteries; Future Discoveries.|
|2012||June 5, 2012||Transit of Venus|
|2013||Solar Max – Storm Warning!|
- "Sun-Earth Day 2004: Transit of Venus". Science Scope. National Science Teachers Association. 27 (5): 34–41. Feb 2004. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Sun Earth Day web page".
- "Past Sun-Earth Days 2012". Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Goddard Annual Sun-Earth Day Has a Tweeting Twist". NASA.
- Thieman, James. "Venus Transit: About Sun-Earth Day 2012". Retrieved 2012-04-19.
- "Solar Maximum 2013". NASA. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
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