Press Release

Maximum Impact! NASA, NOAA Present Solar Max Update

By SpaceRef Editor
December 18, 2000
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Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington, DC 
(Phone: 202/358-1753)
Susan Hendrix
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
(Phone: 301/286-7745)
Jana Goldman
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD (Phone: 301/713-2483, ext. 181)

The Sun has seasons and it’s currently in the middle of
"storm season," or solar maximum. Using never-before-seen images and animation, scientists will explore what makes this the most unique solar maximum in history during a Space Science Update, "In the Heart of the Storms," 2  p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 21, at the James E. Webb Auditorium, NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., SW,
Washington, DC.
Panelists will include:
* Dr. George Withbroe, Science Director, Sun-Earth Connection
Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
* Dr. Ernest Hildner, Director, Space Environment Center, NOAA, Boulder, CO
* Dr. Craig DeForest, solar physicist, Southwest Research
Institute, Boulder, CO
* Dr. Nicola Fox, Science and Operations Coordinator,
International Solar Terrestrial Physics Project, Goddard Space
Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
The science briefing will be carried live on NASA Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers.
NASA TV is broadcast on GE2 satellite, Transponder 9C, at 85
degrees West longitude, frequency 3880 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz. The
briefing will be webcast at:

SpaceRef staff editor.