Discovery Series: NASA Heliophysics - Goals, Missions, and Education

Michael Kirk, Christina Milotte, and James Haas

Date: April 5, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST)*

Topic: NASA Heliophysics - Goals, Missions, and Education

 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Panelists: 

  • Dr. Michael Kirk, Research Scientist,
    • Heliophysics research and overview of fleet active missions
  • Christina Milotte, Education Specialist,
    • Framework for heliophysics education 
  • J. Patrick Haas, Electronics Engineer,
    • Electronic instrumentation on heliophysics missions 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Carolyn Ng, member of NASA HEAT, and Dr. Gerald Knezek, Regents Professor and Co-Director of Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning (IITTL) at the University of North Texas, College of Information.

Abstract: Join NASA's Heliophysics Education Activation Team (HEAT) from Goddard Space Flight Center for a series of engaging discussions during the "eclipse weekend" in the DFW Metroplex. Dr. Michael Kirk will explain the workings of the Sun and its influence on our solar system. Christina Milotte will outline HEAT's approach to heliophysics education, and Patrick Haas will delve into the essentials of space science engineering. The conversation will highlight the significance of heliophysics, especially in light of the 2024 Total Eclipse, and its long-term importance to society.

Location: Hosted online and in-person at Discovery Park, Room G150, Agora