The Solar Dynamics Observatory is "go for launch"!
SDO is launching in February 2010, and NASA wants you to be involved! Teachers, museums, libraries and individuals have many ways to participate. You can host your own launch event or even your own tweetup.
Launch events can be anything from arranging a simple launch viewing to organizing an event with a local astronomy group or university science department with presentation, activities and solar viewing telescopes.
Are you interested in hosting your own launch event? NASA has set up a page with step-by-step instructions for you to plan and run your event successfully. Registration to receive goody packages will open in the next few days, and we will be adding presentation and activity ideas to make planning even easier. For more information, please visit http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/mission/launch/hostevents.php .
Through Twitter, the SDO team is making it possible for anyone anywhere to connect, not just those able to be present in person.
If you are interested in hosting your own tweetup event, all you need is a big screen, an internet connection and a browser. The SDO team has set up a page to make it as easy as possible to help you plan and run your event. For more information, please visit http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/sdoisgo/.
Please remember that the launch date is subject to change. This page will be updated as soon as changes are announced.
For any questions, please contact Emilie Drobnes at Emilie.Drobnes@nasa.gov .