University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, December 3, 2007
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Russell A. Howard
Naval Research Laboratory
The SECCHI Experiment on the STEREO Mission

The Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) on the NASA Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) mission is a suite of remote sensing instruments consisting of an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) imager, two white light coronagraphs, and two telescopes that comprise the heliospheric imager. SECCHI will observe coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from their birth at the sun, through the corona and into the heliosphere. A complete instrument suite is being carried on each of the two STEREO spacecraft, which will provide the first sampling of a CME from two vantage points. All of the telescopes are producing spectacular images and unprecedented panoramic views of the inner solar system. We will show examples of some of the data and some of the initial results.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.