The goal of SWEETS was to raise public awareness of space weather, the sun, solar activities, cosmic rays and their effect on our society.
The project organised several outreach activities and developed information materials for the public on space weather and related subjects. The outcomes include:
• a space weather DVD for educational and promotional purposes.
• space-weather-on-tour bus tour through Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Portugal.
• space weather forum in Schwerin Palace in November 2007, featuring interviews with international space weather experts, a video-link to the Antarctic Division in Hobart (Australia), presentation of the ‘space weather' DVD, preview of the space weather film ‘The breath of a star', and a dance show on space weather ‘Sonnensturm' (solar storm).
• various outreach activities in science festivals and other science outreach events in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, France, Poland, Turkey and Austria.
• Europe-wide web quiz on space weather. The winner was invited to a rocket launch at Andoya rocket range, Norway.
Country: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey
Coordinator: Institute for Physics, Greifswald, Germany, www.physik.uni-greifswald.de
- European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
- Sternwarte Greifswald, Germany
- 1A-First Applications Greifswald, Germany
- Technologiezentrum Vorpommern, Greifswald, Germany
- Observatoire de Paris, France
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
- Regional Warning Center Warsaw, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland
- University of Szczecin, Poland
- Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Science, Kosice, Slovakia
- Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
- Austrian Academy of Science, Institut für Weltraumforschung, Graz, Austria
- German Dance Company, Neustrelitz, Germany
- Andoya Rocket Range and Alomar Observatory, Andenes, Norway
- Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf, Austria
- Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
- Institute of Astronomy of the University of Latvia, Riga
- DLR Institute for Communication and Navigation Neustrelitz, Germany
Target groups: college students, general public, university students, youth clubs
Topic: Astronautics, Astronomy, Earth science, Meteorology, Physics
Start year: 2007
End year: 2007
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Rainer Hippler, Institut für Physik, Universität Greifswald, hippler (at) physik.uni-greifswald.de