Free Education Webinar Series From The GOES-R Education Proving Ground

Geostationary satellites orbit above the Earth at speeds equal to Earth’s rotation, allowing them to maintain their position and provide continuous coverage of one location. Image Credit: NOAA

Geostationary satellites orbit above the Earth at speeds equal to Earth’s rotation, allowing them to maintain their position and provide continuous coverage of one location. Image Credit: NOAA

February 18, 2016 – The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites — R Series is the next generation of geostationary Earth-observing systems. The GOES-R series satellites will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere. The satellites will collect lightning data and monitor space weather to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data. The first satellite in the GOES-R series is scheduled to launch in October 2016.

To help educators prepare for the new satellite imagery and data that will be available during the GOES-R era, the GOES-R Education Proving Ground is hosting a series of education webcasts leading up to launch.

The webinars will take place on the following Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time.

February 20, 2016: Satellites 101 and GOES-R Overview
March 12, 2016: GOES-R Lesson Plans: For Teachers, By Teachers
April 23, 2016: Additional GOES-R Resources and Educational Tools
September 17, 2016: Countdown to Launch!

For more information, including log-in instructions for the webinars, visit:

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/education/goesr/

Please direct questions about this series of webinars to Margaret Mooney at Margaret.Mooney@ssec.wisc.edu.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation of Littleton, Corporation is the prime contractor for the GOES-R series of spacecraft.