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Heliophysics Educational Resources

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A wealth of knowledge

Since 2007, respected leaders in an array of subdisciplines have produced presentations, interactive labs, and problem sets for each year’s Summer School students. Universities may find them useful in developing or supplementing heliophysics course content. All Summer School  materials are available below for free. 

Students seeking excellent foundational textbooks can try The Sun, the Earth, and Near-Earth Space by Jack Eddy, a gentle overview of the processes connecting the Earth to the Sun; Principles of Heliophysics by Karel Schrijver et al., a broad survey emphasizing the universal processes behind planetary habitability; and the landmark textbook series Heliophysics (I-V) by Schrijver, Siscoe, Bagenal, and Sojka, eds., derived from detailed multidisciplinary material presented in past Summer Schools. 

See sidebar at right for other useful Heliophysics resources.

Summer School materials

The following resources have been collected from all Heliophysics Summer School sessions from 2007 - present.

Presentations and Video

Sorted by textbook, speaker, theme and year.

By Textbook

Textbook I: Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos
Textbook II: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects
Textbook III: Evolving Solar Activity and the Climates of Space and Earth
Textbook IV: Active Stars, their Astrospheres, and Impacts on Planetary Environments
Textbook V: Space Weather and Society (PDF)

By Year

By Speaker

By Theme



View Labs, sorted by year.

Problem Sets

Solutions are posted when available. View the Problem Sets, sorted by textbook.