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NASA SCoPE Recruiting Scientists and Engineers in Support of NASA’s Heliophysics Big Year

NASA SCoPE Recruiting Scientists and Engineers in Support of NASA’s Heliophysics Big Year

NASA’s Heliophysics Big Year (HBY), a global celebration of solar science and the Sun’s influence on Earth and the entire solar system, will begin with the annular eclipse (October, 2023) and end with Parker Solar Probe’s closest approach to the Sun (December, 2024). It will include the total solar eclipse (April, 2024) and aurora citizen science opportunities leading up to the solar maximum of 2025.

Starting in 2023, NASA Science Activation teams will be conducting outreach and hosting a variety of HBY events to engage the general public and learners of all ages in NASA solar science activities. The NASA Science Mission Directorate Community of Practice for Education (NASA SCoPE) is recruiting, training, and providing funding for scientists and engineers to get involved in and support these events and began recruiting during the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Winter Conference, held in Seattle, Washington, January 8-12, 2023.

Funding and training are available for qualified scientist and engineer candidates in exchange for time investment in activities such as:

- Virtual and in-person presentations or interviews
- Content and materials review
- Event participation such as demos and activities
- Facilitation of events or materials

To learn more and get involved, please visit SCoPE's HBY website: https://scope.asu.edu/big-helio-year/

The NASA SCoPE project is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC21M0006 and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners

Parker Solar Probe artistic rendering flying near the Sun.
Artistic rendering of the Parker Solar Probe flying near the Sun.