Public Outreach
Related Sites


Web Sites

Public Outreach

  Education and Public Outreach (EPO)


Goddard EPO Site
Press Information
Classroom Activities

Berkeley EPO Site




Scientific Objectives of the RHESSI Mission

Mission Concept

Brochure - RHESSI: Studying the Fundamental Aspects of Solar Flares

The Challenge - Making High Energy X-ray Pictures of the Sun

Flare Overview - What is a solar flare?

Solar Flare Theory Educational Web Site - Learn more about solar flares and solar flare research

Instrumentation Overview

Demonstration of the RHESSI Imaging technique

The "Sounds" of RHESSI Imaging - listen to the sounds RHESSI would make if you had X-ray ears.


Press Information

RHESSI Completes Second Successful Year of Solar Flare Observation

RHESSI Mission Press Kit (pdf)

RHESSI Pictures, Animations, & Videos

Extensive Destruction Press Release (December 8, 2003)

Antimatter Factory Press Release (September 2, 2003)

Secret Recipe Press Release (June 18, 2003)

RHESSI Captures New Light from Sun, Reveals Surprises in Solar Flares (June 5, 2002)
also see this article by Dr. Craig Deforest.

Spacecraft Fleet Press Release (May 28, 2002)

RHESSI Renamed (March 29, 2002)

First-Light Press Release (March 20, 2002)


Classroom Activities (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Build a Paper Model of HESSI

How does RHESSI take a picture?


RHESSI Related Information

Research Opportunities for Summer Students at NASA
Elementary School Students Build HESSI Imaging Demo
LESSON PLANS for Sun-Centered Physics (Grades 11-12)
Maryland Education Partners at Montgomery College
Science Education Gateway Exploring Magnetism (Grades 6-14)
Exploring Magnetism in Solar Flares (Grades 8-12)
Solar Physics Glossary
Space Weather Center Exhibit
Stanford Solar Center
SUNBEAMS Brent Elementary School
Bunker Hill Elementary School
John Eaton Elementary School
Orr Elementary School
Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum
Yohkoh Public Outreach Project

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