Hello Albuquerque Homeschool Co-op,
I'm Jim Stryder in Grand Junction, Co. I am sending you information on an upcoming "run" of the 2007 Solar Week event! Solar Week, is an "Online" event for students on the study of the SUN! I am strongly encouraging more "cyber-school", and "homeschooling" involvement in this program! See the site at;http://www.solarweek.org
Solar Week has been conducted, now twice-a-year, once in the "Spring" and "Fall", since 1999. It is a series of week-long learning activities on the study of the SUN, and also features the "Ask A Scientist A Question" forum, all week long! If you go into the site, look at the "Meet The Scientists" section, I believe you'll be surprised to see just who they are! One of them in fact, is with the High Altitude Observatory (Univ of Col), at Boulder!
Students can submit questions to Scientists all week long, and they get personalzied responses from these highly talented people who donate their time and wonderful "energy" to help students! SOLAR WEEK's next run, is planned for (Mon, Feb 26, through, Fri, Mar 2nd), and will be announced or updated on the official SOLAR WEEK website above shortly!
If you have a teacher, or know of an Astronomical Society near you, check out their availability to assist with actual (SOLAR) observing, using solar-equipped telescopes and other learning instruments to supplement!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, otherwise, please distribute or forward to your teaching staffs for their information and review. Kindly acknowledge receipt - thank you.
UC-Berkeley/Solar Week Volunteer
Grand Junction, Co.
Tel. (970) 434-1873