GOLD Webinars

GOLD Science Communications Webinars are virtual gatherings of GOLD team members involved in bringing the science and engineering of the mission to the public. The purpose of the webinars is to offer a unique perspective on the mission to those interested in GOLD and NASA heliophysics science generally, so that we can keep the public updated on the latest data from GOLD, as well as the science related to NASA’s exploration of the near-Earth space environment.

By sharing information, resources, and experiences, participants in these virtual gatherings will be connected to the mission in a unique way and take part in this valuable opportunity to engage with the mission and with each other.

GOLD Science Communications Webinars

September 26, 2018Exploring the Ripples of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere: Waves and Tides
When: 1 PM (PT), 2 PM (MT), 4 PM (ET)
Presenter: GOLD research scientist, Katelynn Greer
Zoom URL: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/4223033278
Phone: (646) 558-8656 or (669) 900-6833; Meeting ID: 422 303 3278


Earth’s upper atmosphere is a region of great activity and change. Some of this activity comes from above, from the Sun, and some of the activity comes from below, driven by the weather near Earth’s surface. But in the upper atmosphere, the activity from below and above mix, creating extraordinary variable in the ‘weather’ experienced by this region.

GOLD will have an unprecedented view of this activity and in this GOLD science webinar, we will discuss the activity that comes from below, primarily in the form of waves and thermal tides.

 


August 1, 2018Solar Storms in the Ionosphere and the NASA GOLD Mission
Presenter: GOLD science co-investigator, Stan Solomon

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The GOLD mission has reached geostationary orbit and will soon begin capturing unprecedented images of Earth’s interface to space.

In this GOLD Science Communications Webinar from August 1, 2018, GOLD scientist Stan Solomon discussed how the GOLD instrument—an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph—will measure the response of the Earth’s upper atmosphere to changes in solar activity.

 

 

 

 

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March 21, 2018GOLD: Hitching a Ride on a Commercial Communications Satellite
Presenter: GOLD Project Manager, Rory Barrett

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The NASA GOLD mission launched successfully on Jan. 25, 2018, and is making its way into geostationary orbit, some 22,000 miles above the Earth.

In this GOLD Science Communications Webinar from March 21, 2018, GOLD Project Manager, Rory Barrett, discussed how the GOLD instrument—an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph—will capture unprecedented images of Earth’s interface to space as a hosted payload onboard SES-14, a commercial communications satellite.

 

 

 

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February 28, 2018Unprecedented Imaging of Earth’s Space Environment from Geostationary Orbit
Presenter: GOLD Principal Investigator, Richard Eastes

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(16 MB PDF)

NASA’s Global Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission launched successfully on January 25, 2018, as a hosted payload on SES-14, a commercial communications satellite that will operate in geostationary orbit.

In this GOLD Science Communications Webinar from February 28, 2018, GOLD Principal Investigator, Richard Eastes, discusses how the GOLD instrument—an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph—will capture unprecedented images of the Earth and provide valuable insight into how the near-space environment responds to inputs from the Sun above and the lower atmosphere below.

 

 

 

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