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NES Video Chat: Solar Max Storm Warning!
March 14, 2013


Date: March 14, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Topic: Solar Max Storm Warning!
Grades: 4-12
Subject: Science: Earth in the Solar System
Career: Planetary Scientist: A scientist who studies planet composition, dynamics and formations.

Lou Mayo, a Planetary Scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD joined NASA Explorer Schools for a live video chat to discuss the importance of Sun-Earth Day. He has over 20 years of experience in project management with NASA programs and plays a lead role with the Sun-Earth Day Heliophysics education team. In addition to working with NASA, he is a Professor of Astronomy at Marymount University.

Mayo has experience managing programs for many different NASA missions including Voyager, Cassini and the GSFC Space Radiation Environment Modeling Office. He has a wealth of information about Earth's magnetosphere and how it protects our home planet from dangerous solar activity.

During this video chat, Mayo answered student questions about the importance of tracking and understanding the impacts of solar activity on Earth and the increase in solar activity during the upcoming solar maximum period.

More Information
›  Discovering the Sun Activity →  
›  Building a Spectrascope to Learn About Spectral →  
›  Magnetosphere →  
›  Sun Earth Days 2013: Solar Max – Storm Warning →  
›  Solar Cycle Update: Twin Peaks? →  

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Lou Mayo and a student use a telescope to study the sun
Lou Mayo uses telescopes to spark student interest in astronomy.
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