Heliophysics Educational Resources
For faculty and students
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.
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)
Solutions are posted when available. View the Problem Sets, sorted by textbook.
Universtiy Curricula and Teaching Materials
View the abstracts and presentations from the AGU Fall Meeting of 2019 session, Forum on University Curricula and Teaching Materials for Space Physics and Heliopyshics.