List of UVCS Events for the SOHO Fifth Anniversary and Sun-Earth Day Celebrations

The SOHO satellite before launch

A CME as observed by UVCS and LASCO



The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is now in its fifth year of science operations. To mark the anniversary, the European Space Agency  (ESA) and NASA are sponsoring a world-wide celebration with talks and events planned for Friday, April 27, 2001. Other talks for the anniversary will take place throughout the period April 22-30, 2001. The talks are suitable for general audiences. Talks being given by scientists associated with the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS), which is one of the instruments on SOHO, are listed below.

SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA. UVCS is a collaborative scientific investigation of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the University of Florence and other scientific organizations in Italy and Switzerland.



In USA & Canada


Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Date/Time Thursday, 26 April, 7:30 pm
Address 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Speakers David Aguilar, John Kohl, Steve Cranmer, Danuta Dobrzycka, 
Mari Paz Miralles, Leonard Strachan
Coordinator David Aguilar (SAO Public Affairs)
Tel/Fax 617-495-7462 / 617-495-7468


Boston Museum of Science
Date/Time Friday, 27 April at 11:30 am; Sat., 28 April, 2:30 pm
Address Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
Speakers Leonard Strachan (English); Mari Paz Miralles (Spanish)
Coordinator Noreen Grice (Hayden Planetarium, Museum of Science)
Tel/Fax 617-589-0273 / 617-589-0454


H. R. Macmillan Space Centre
Date/Time Wednesday, 25 April at 7:30 pm
Address 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, CANADA
Speaker Peter Smith
Coordinator Heather Armond (Macmillan Space Center)
Tel/Fax 604-738-7827, ext. 249 / 604-736-5665


Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Date/Time Friday, 27 April at 2:00 pm
Address 3 Institute Drive, Concord, NH  03301
Speaker Angela Ciaravella
Coordinator Jeanne Gerulskis (McAuliffe Planetarium)
Tel/Fax 603-271-7831 / 603-271-7832


University of Maryland
Date/Time Saturday, 28 April, 10 am
Address College Park Campus, College Park, MD 20742
Speakers Yuan-Kuen Ko, Michael Uzzo and Salvatore Mancuso
Coordinator Gretchen Walker (University of Maryland)
Tel/Fax 301-405-0355 / 301-314-9067


The talks below are restricted to participants at the schools and colleges listed:


Wellesley College (Department of Astronomy)
Date/Time Monday, 30 April at 12:30 pm
Address 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
Speaker Danuta Dobrzycka


Muskingum College
Date/Time Friday, 27 April at 3:00 pm
Address 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762
Speaker Bogdan Valcu (Muskingum)


Melrose Middle School
Date/Time Friday, 27 April
Address 360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176
Speaker Jennifer Raymond


Concord-Carlisle High School
Date/Time Friday, 27 April
Address 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742
Speaker Daniel Phillips


Cummings School
Date/Time Friday, 27 April at 8:30 am
Address 42 Prescott St., Somerville, MA 02143
Speaker Irene Porro





Date/Time TBD
Location Universita' di Firenze
Speaker Marco Romoli (Universita' di Firenze Osservatorio)


Date/Time TBD

Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino

Speakers E. Antonucci and S. Fineschi


Date/Time TBD

Lyceo scientifico and TBC Uni of Catania

Speaker D. Spadaro  


Date/Time TBD

Osservatorio Astronomico G.S.Vaiana

Speaker Fabio Reale


Date/Time TBD

Trieste Astronomical Observatory

Speaker Mauro Messerotti


Date/Time TBD

University La Sapienza & Military Academy Livorno

Speaker Alessandro Cacciani


Date/Time TBD

Osservatorio di Capodimonte

Speaker Thomas Strauss





Date/Time Public Lecture on Sat, 28 April
Location University of Wales
Speaker Shadia Habbal