Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has loaned a full scale
engineering model of its Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS)
to the Boston Museum of Science as part
of its Sun-Earth Day
activities. The model was
used during the development of the UVCS
instrument that is currently operating on the Solar and Heliospheric
satellite. The model was installed on March 8 and
was on display for Sun-Earth Day (March 20, 2002) where many museum
visitors were able to hear talks about space weather and scientific
results from UVCS and SOHO.
Educational CD-ROMS, posters, and
stickers were also distributed. The
UVCS exhibit will be on
until early April and possibly longer.
Click on the images below for a
full picture of the event.