36th DPS Meeting, 8-12 November 2004
Session 13 Education
Poster I, Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 4:00-7:00pm, Exhibition Hall 1A

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[13.12] Educational Impact of the Transit of Venus 2004

L. Mayo (Raytheon ITSS)

The 2004 transit of Venus was viewed by millions of people around the world. For this historic event, the NASA Sun Earth Connection Education Forum developed and executed a large international education program with cross discipline ties to math, science, geography, history, and music. The program consisted of on site web casts, NASA TV programming, on line data and other resources, observatory and spacecraft images, science center activities, and materials and curricula for schools. Program sucess was driven by the large number of NASA and external partnerships including each of the Space Science education forums, amateur astronomers, observatories from Nova Scotia to Uraguay, Earth and Sky Radio, PlanetQuest, Library of Congress, Museum of American History, Astronomy Cafe, and many, many other science and education groups. Current impact estimates point to well over 20 million people that were touched by this program. In addition, the recent OSS Product Review identified the March PlanetQuest program as their number 1 rated product. This talk will outline the details of this extraordinary education program.

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