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  • Stanford Solar Center
    2014 by Stanford SOLAR Center Permitted Uses Credits

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  • Stanford SOLAR Center -- Credits
    was courtesy of Hilda Bisangwa The stunning image of the solar corona used in the background was taken during the 2008 total eclipse and is 2008 Miloslav Druckmüller Peter Aniol Vojtech Ru in Reproduced with permission Imagery credits for the Solar Art section and the Medicine Wheel section are given along with the imagery on the various pages Home page images Solar Center logo by Bayard Butch Colyear of the Stanford Visual Arts group Aurora photo by David Fritts Poker Flat Research Center Alaska Very Large Array radio telescope photo by Deborah Scherrer used with permission Colorful Sun thumbnails from the EIT instrument on the SOHO spacecraft The image of Stanford was taken by Phillip Rittmuller an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena CA The combination image of a solar flare with an oscillation model superimposed was developed by Bala The NASA and NSF logos belong to their respective agencies Many of the solar images were produced by the various instrument teams on the SOHO spacecraft Use of SOHO images for public education efforts and non commercial purposes is strongly encouraged and requires no expressed authorization It is requested however that any such use properly attributes the source of the images as Courtesy of SOHO instrument name consortium SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA The magnetograms are from the MDI instrument on the SOHO spacecraft The MDI instrument was designed and built by the Solar Observatories Group at Stanford University and the Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Research Laboratory SOI MDI images are available for reproduction for educational news and informational purposes as long as the following citation is given Image s courtesy of the SOHO SOI MDI project of the Stanford Lockheed Institute for Space Research SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA The solar x ray images are from the Yohkoh mission of ISAS Japan The Yohkoh Soft X ray Telescope is a collaborative project of the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the University of Tokyo supported by NASA and ISAS The Greek analemma photographs are copyright 2001 2004 Anthony Ayiomamitis http perseus gr All rights reserved Used with permission The active sun magnetogram courtesy of Jack Harvey National Solar Observatories NOAO The animated rotating sun and animated solar art courtesy of David Hathaway Marshall Space Flight Center The red solar loop image couresty of the St Andrews Solar Group UK The black hole signature spectrum and description were created with support to Space Telescope Science Institute operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc from NASA contract NAS5 26555 and are reproduced with permission from AURA STScI Digital renditions of images produced by AURA STScI are obtainable royalty free for educational and non profit use The solar eclipse icon is from the High Altitude Observatory NCAR Boulder CO The beautiful background for the Native American folklore pages was created by Brad Snowder of the Western Washington University Planetarium

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  • About the Sun- Stanford Solar Center
    from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And to know the place for the first time T S Eliot Home Request Solar Posters Site Map Glossary About Us Contact Us 2008

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  • Tales from Stanford SOLAR - Comics
    do we study the stars Want to join them in their adventures Then read on What Color is the Sun Have you ever wondered what color the Sun is Sometimes it looks yellow sometimes orange and sometimes white Or do you know why the sky is blue Colours is confused about this as well and he askss Camilla for help in figuring it out What to see how they do it Comic iPad Version Spanish Version Secrets in Sunlight Colours wants to study the stars so he thinks he ll get a telescope Camilla says he needs something else in addition to a telescope What do you think that is Find out Comic iPad Version What is Color When you were 11 did you ever ask someone what color is Alan Alda a famous actor wants to find out what scientists would tell you if you asked that question now So he started a contest with a new question each year The contest in 2014 was to explain what color is in a way an 11 year old would understand Oh and the scientists could only use 300 words in their answer Want to see how we answered that questions

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  • Solar Art, Music, & Literature- Stanford Solar Center
    To me the most interesting thing about man is that he is an animal who practices art and science and in every known society practices both together Jacob Bronowski 1967 Your Art Students often have creative and imaginative impressions of the sun and solar events Do you have an artistic expression of the sun a poem story music or perhaps an image relating to something you ve learned in one

    Original URL path: http://solar-center.stanford.edu/art/ (2014-05-31)
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  • Stanford Solar Center - Ancient Observatories
    more information about the film contact Carina Rubin Newgrange world s oldest astronomically oriented structure Stonehenge ancient astronomical site Astronomy in Ancient India Astronomy in Ancient Egypt See also El Kernak Abu Simbel Nabta Playa An African Stonehenge Gaocheng Chinese observatory for the Emperor Ancient Japanese Lore and Astronomical History Angkor Wat Cambodian Temple Aborigines Star Knowledge Gotland Grooves Easter Island Traditions of the Sun An experiential web site that lets you explore Chaco Canyon learning about NASA research on the Sun and Native American solar practices within a larger historical and cultural context Chaco Canyon An Exploratorium website that features the Chaco Canyon ancient site in New Mexico and its connections to cycles of the Sun and Moon The Sundagger Anasazi Native American marker for solar and lunar cycles Also check out the Solstice Project Medicine Wheels and The Bighorn Medicine Wheel Native American pointer to sun and stars Aboriginal Star Knowledge how Native Americans observed the Sun and stars Sunpath in the Stars how the Lakota Sioux tracked the Sun s movement against the stars Machu Picchu and Ancient Observatories Machu Picchu Aztec Sun Stone or Calendar How the Maya Observed the Sun Haleakala path to the calling

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  • Solar Folklore- Stanford Solar Center
    systems with highly developed traditions reflecting their deep connection with the land and environment Their view of the cosmos is based on their concept of the Dreaming a distance past when the Spirit Ancestors created the world Aboriginal songs dances and tales convey how long ago the Spirit Ancestors created the natural world and entwined the people into a close interrelationship with nature and the sky For more information see the Australian Museum s website Indigenous Australia The Two Wise Men and the Seven Sisters a creation story from the WONG GU THA people of the desert near Ooldea South Australia Indigenous perspectives on the Sun and Moon This document is part of the South Australian government Department of Education s Aboriginal Education Unit It contains some Dreaming stories with the nation and area included as well as practical activities that can be used in a primary classroom An Aborigines View of the Sun Australian Aborigine Creation Myth Story of the Aboriginal Flag and its Sun symbol Back to Top Mesopotamia Gilgamesh and the Sun Shamas Back to Top Judeo Christian The Creation Joshua Halts the Sun Back to Top Other Cultures Ancient Egypt Horus African Cultures Liza China Ten Suns Classical Greece and Rome Apollo Phaethon Drives the Sun Chariot Apollo and the Cygnus Constellation Helios Apollo Brings Life giving Heat Inuit Greenland Malina Japan Amaterasu Norse Freyr Freyr the God of Sun and Rain Polynesia Hawaii Maui Captures the Sun Back to Top Visit our new Ancient Observatories page Rock Art Sundagger Rock Art and other Ancient Solar Imagery Solar Symbolism Solar Symbolism Ancient and Modern Building a Modern Sunwheel Other Resources about arts com A directory of literature related websites and discussion groups Our page is listed under the culture hot button Great Quotes The Sun is

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  • For Educators- Stanford Solar Center
    His response was to develop a presentation for his class on What is Science at least to him We found it compelling Do your students have a good idea of what science is and why they are learning it If you don t know perhaps you could ask them to develop their own version of this presentation Grades 11 16 Hearing the Sun Students hear the Sun by listening to sounds generated from acoustical waves on the Sun An animated video is provided to visualize the acoustic wave generation by large scale solar granulation Hands on activities are suggested for younger students and in introduction to helioseismology provided for older students Grades 4 12 Sun Track Model Trouble teaching the solstices and equinoxes This little device models the Sun s rising points setting points and track through the sky on days of the solstices and equinoxes Best tool we ve ever used to demonstrate this difficult subject Grades 4 adult Solar Math An outstanding collection of authentic mathematical challenges devised by NASA s Sten Odenwald These problems introduce students to the use of mathematics in today s solar science discoveries and feature a behind the scenes look at NASA press releases and discoveries Problems range from simple scaling and proportions to algebra and calculus Our collection represents an extraction of math problems relating to solar science For the full collection that covers topics spanning all NASA science and engineering activities see Space Math at NASA Grades 3 14 Observing the Sun for Yourself Learn how to build a pinhole camera project the Sun obtain and use a simple SunSpotter telescope access remote telescopes observing eclipses sketch sunpots and more Chosen as an NSTA SciLinks activity Grades K 14 The Spinning Sun Students determine the solar rotation period by using solar data to estimate or using angular velocity to compute the Sun s rotation rate Chosen as an NSTA SciLinks activity Grades 6 14 Are Sunspots Really on the Sun Students measure sunspot speeds and shapes across the solar disc to determine whether the spots are on the Sun or are planets revolving around it Galileo s dilemma Includes pointer to hands on demonstration of concepts Grades 5 12 Proving a Sun centered Solar System This activity is a low cost method of demonstrating a heliocentric Solar System It is also one of Galileo s observations using his telescope the phases of Venus and its apparent diameter change as it orbits the Sun This was incontrovertible proof that the Sun was the center of our solar system Grades 2 5 Sunspot Races Using daily solar images students predict when spots will disappear or reappear from view on the solar disc Grades 3 5 Effects of the Sun on our Planet Students experiment with plants light heat and water evaporation They experiment with solar cells to design a simple solar cooker create a solar powered method to perform a routine task or build a parabolic solar collector They explore radio signals during

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