About NASA Heat

Our mission is to increase heliophysics literacy.

In this image of the Sun, the areas of greatest intensity appear almost white, while the darker red areas indicate less intensity.

NASA Heliophysics Education Activation Team, or NASA HEAT, provides educational guidance and resources for educators, communicators, and learners of all ages to deepen their understanding of our Sun, its effects on Earth and the solar system.

NASA HEAT’s mission is to increase heliophysics literacy and deepen public understanding about NASA Science by uniting existing NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) assets with educators, learners of all ages, and communities across the country.

NASA HEAT is creating new heliophysics resources, collecting and vetting legacy resources, connecting them to classroom concepts and current NASA missions, and deploying them in a dynamic searchable Heliophysics Resource Database (HRD).

The upper half of an orange Sun with nine equal pie slices cut out of the top third with nine colors representing nine different wavelengths
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA HEAT is advancing NASA’s role in the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses to make heliophysics recognizable across the nation. One way we are doing this is by working with NASA Headquarters/NASA Communications in launching NASA’s eclipse website, laying the foundation for a sustainable eclipse website. NASA HEAT is creating eclipse training materials and other education resources to educate the community.

NASA HEAT is bringing NASA from the laboratory to learning spaces to inspire future scientists and spark breakthroughs in heliophysics.

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American Association of Physics Teachers

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Indigenous Education Institute

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Oregon State University STEM Research Center

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