Heliophysics Educational Resources

For faculty and students

The Heliophysics textbook series published by Cambridge University Press.

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.


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



Sorted by year.


Solutions are posted when available. Sorted by textbook.

University Curricula and Teaching Materials

Abstracts and presentations from the AGU Fall Meeting of 2019 session, Forum on University Curricula and Teaching Materials for Space Physics and Heliopyshics.