LIST OF MATERIALS
– Sun acrylic half sphere with magnetic sunspots
– magnetic loops, solar eruptions, sunstorms from dyed whool
– Earth acrylic half sphere with magnetic spots in Austria and Scandinavia
– each an equatorial and a polar wire ring orbit
– magnetic satellites, observatory, aurora camera
– 10 foldable box-stands
– 10 boxes with images and texts
– half ring acrylic sheet with title and instructions, stand
SETTING UP THE TABLE
Arrange the materials on any table of about 2m x 2m.
A round table is particularly good for communication.
I made a round table top of four parts that easily fit into my car.
Each quarter is supported by a small folding table.
I painted them with blackboard paint.
Make sure to calculate enough space for visitors to easily move around the table.
Wheelchairs and buggies need a bit more space.
WHERE TO PUT THE SATELLITES?
– SOHO between Earth + Sun
– the STEREOS on Earth’s orbit around the Sun
behind and in front of the Earth
– RHESSI, TRACE and HINODE on the polar orbit
– SDO and GOES on the equatorial orbit
– KSO on Austria, the aurora camera on Scandinavia
– the Voyagers far away outside the table
IS THERE AN ORDER FOR THE BOXES?
Position them in an order that makes sense to you.
I usually put the aurora- and the KSO-boxes near the Earth,
SDO- and STEREO-boxes where the visitors arrive first in order to capture their interest.
NICE TO HAVE
– Some small tables with more explanatory materials: models, an iPad etc.
– A screen wit real-time data: SolarMonitor, Helioviewer etc.
– An activity for younger children
– Give away images with website address for downloading more images
Partners involved in one of the related research projects can request a box with the materials listed above.
Interested in a box but not a project partner? Talk to Hanna hanna.sathiapal (at) fhnw.ch.