SWEETS: Space weather and Europe and education tool with the Sun


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.

Basic information

Country: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey

Coordinator: Institute for Physics, Greifswald, Germany, www.physik.uni-greifswald.de

Programme: FP6

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Target groups: college students, general public, university students, youth clubs

Topic: Astronautics, Astronomy, Earth science, Meteorology, Physics

Start year: 2007

End year: 2007

Url: http://sweets2007.eu/

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Rainer Hippler, Institut für Physik, Universität Greifswald, hippler (at) physik.uni-greifswald.de

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