Join us as we experience again the excitement and wonder of a celestial event that has captured mankind's imagination for thousands of years!
The first amateur astronomers might be said to be the first people who looked up and wondered about the sun, the most prominent, dynamic, and visually powerful object in the heavens. What is it made of? How does it shine? And what are its effects on the Earth, the solar system, and our daily lives?
As skilled sky observers and students of astronomy, you can help others answer these questions and give them a better understanding of the role the sun plays in our existence. For Sun Earth Day 2008, our theme is "Space Weather Around the World ". Through this year's program, we will join millions of scientists, amateurs, students, teachers, and general public around the world in celebrating IHY, the International Heliophysical Year. We would like to hold as many star/sun parties as possible, in as many locations on the planet as possible highlighting the sun and the heliosphere.
So, this year's AA Challenge will be to hold a star/sun party and to give a public talk focusing on the sun, its atmosphere, and the effects it has on the solar system.
Once you have completed these requirements, you may download your certificate (available in the very near future)
Please join us as we experience again the excitement and wonder that has captured mankind's imagination for thousands of years.