Living in the Atmosphere of the Sun
Written and developed by scientists and education specialists at NASA's
Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Science Institute, this site
is an online version of a museum exhibit now touring the United States.
The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere
Written by Dr. David Stern of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, this
site provides an extensive, easy-to-read overview of the study of
geospace. The descriptions are detailed, but not loaded with
mathematics, and the site is rich with history. All sections are indexed
so that you can read from end to end, or you can use the site like a
The Sun-Earth Connection Tutorial
Developed by NASA's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum,
this guide was written to provide educators with an overview
of the key elements of the Sun-Earth system.
Stanford Solar Center
Developed by solar physicists at Stanford University, this site explores
the Sun's tangled magnetic field, its turbulent surface motions, the
dramatic sunspot cycle, and even what magic happens in the solar
What is the Magnetosphere?
Written by the scientists in the space plasma physics branch of NASA's
Marshall Space Flight Center, this site provides a brief overview of the
shape and dynamics of earth's magnetic cocoon in space.
A Primer on the Space Environment
Written by the staff of NOAA's Space Environment Center, this site
provides a broad view of the entire Sun-Earth environment, with a
particular focus on the roots of space weather on the Sun.
Oulu Space Physics Textbook
A college-level text about the space environment around Earth, written
by scientists at the University of Oulu, Finland.
Windows to the Universe -- Space Weather Today|
Designed by the University of Michigan, this award-winning site was
designed by educators and scientists to provide engaging background
information and imagery about the Sun-Earth system. This site can be
adjusted by reading level (elementary, middle, or high school).
Space Weather -- A Research Perspective
This summary report was composed by the Committee on Solar and Space
Physics and the Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Research of the U.S.
National Research Council. This surprisingly easy-to-read science
document provides a broad overview of the Sun-Earth system and the
scientific roots of space weather.
The Sun -- A Pictorial Introduction
This site, produced by two solar physicists at the U.S. High Altitude
Observatory, is a sort of annotated slide show to the features of the
Great stats, facts, and figures about the only star we can see by
day...from Bill Arnett at the University of Arizona.
A Beginner's Guide to the Earth's Magnetosphere
Written by Dr. Stanley Cowley, of the University of Leicester, United
Kingdom, this article originally appeared in Earth in Space, the
educational magazine of the American Geophysical Union.
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This web site tells the story of Dr. William Gilbert and his book, "De
Magnete," or "On the Magnet." In 1600, Gilbert published this first
great study of magnetism, the first rational explanation of the
mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north and south.
Gilbert declared that the Earth itself was magnetic, and the era of
modern physics and astronomy was begun.