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HINODE Operation Plan (HOP)

accepted on

19-aug-10


 HOP No.

 HOP title

HOP 0173

EPO campaign observation mainly for high school students

plan term

2010/09/01-2010/09/06
2010/12/14-2010/12/20
2011/07/24-2011/07/30
2011/08/01-2011/08/06
2011/12/19-2011/12/24
2012/07/23-2012/07/31
2012/08/27-2012/09/01
2012/12/17-2012/12/22
2013/07/22-2013/07/27
2013/08/26-2013/08/31
2013/12/16-2013/12/21
2014/07/21-2014/07/26
2015/08/24-2015/08/29
2016/07/23-2016/07/30
2016/08/15-2016/08/20

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proposer

 name : Yaji @  e-mail : yaji[at]rikkyo.ac.jp

contact person in HINODE team

 name : Yaji @  e-mail : yaji[at]rikkyo.ac.jp

 abstract of observational proposal
This objective is that high school students who are observing the sun have interests on Hinode data and compare Hinode data with their own observation data. The observations are performed as HOP173 every summer/winter since 2010.
 Among astronomical club of high schools in Japan, many of the students observe sunspots and some of them observe especially prominence in H-alpha. This way solar observation by the students is very active, but Hinode data didn't penetrate into them sufficiently.
One reason is that they cannot check Hinode image data in real time. Other reason is insufficient data near the their observation time.  So, we carry out observation of synoptic, active region and prominence between 11-15JST(2-6UT) to promote joint observations with the high school students.

So far, some high schools participated in this joint observation in addition to  public observatories and science museums which have solar telescopes. The high school students compare Hinode data with their own observation data and deeply understand solar physics. School teachers use the data for their class and teaching materials. The public observatories and the science museums use Hinode data for their exhibition with their observations.

1. Synoptic observation
We would take a synoptic image by XRT at/near 4:00UT(13:00JST) when the students perform daily solar observations, instead of / in addition with the usual synoptic observation at 6:00UT(15:00JST). The students compare their own sunspot observation with corona in x-ray and understand spatial/morphologic relations between sunspots and active regions.

2. Active Region Observations
In case active regions are on the disk, we continuously observe one of the active regions by SOT /XRT. The students examine Hinode data in comparison with their own data and understand development of sunspots/active regions.

3. Prominence Observation
In case bright/remarkable active regions are not on the disk, we continuously observe prominences. The students who observe prominences in H-alpha filter compare Hinode data with their own data.

 request to SOT
1. Synoptic
None
2. Active Region
Basically usual observation of active regions
BFI:G-Band, Ca II H, B-continuum, G-Continuum, R-Continuum
Exposure 500ms
FOV:2048x4096
Binning:2x2
Cadence:600s
NHI:None
SP:None
3. Prominence
Basically usual observation of prominence, for example HOP0073
BFI: Ca II H,
Exposure 500ms
FOV:2048x2048
Binning:2x2
Cadence:20s
NHI: Halpha }208mA DG,
Exposure 500ms
FOV:1408x1408
Binning:2x2
Cadence:20s
SP:None

 request to XRT
1. Synoptic
- Basically usual Synoptic Observation
  But a set of synoptic images should be taken at/near 4:00UT(13:00JST).
2. Active Region
 - Standard observation with Ti-poly and Al-mesh Filter in proper cadence
  for example, XOB#1998,1999,199A, 199B used in recent AR observations
 Exposure: 500ms-1s , of course, please adjust in response to solar activity.
 FOV: 384x384
 Binning:1x1
Cadence: 60s-120s, basically
3. Prominence
 - Basically usual observation of prominence with Ti-poly and Al-mesh Filter
  for example HOP0073
 Exposure: 16s
 FOV: 512x512
 Binning:1x1
 Cadence:300s

 request to EIS
None

 other participating instruments
Kishiwada High School Sketch sunspots with D=80mm telescope
Urawa Nishi High School White light /H-alpha with D=80mm telescope
Keio Gijuku High School White light, H-alpha
Maibara High School H-alpha/CaK with D=50mm telescope
Saitama University White light, H-alpha/CaK line
Hyogo Univ. High School White light
Nishi-harima Observatory four kinds of solar telescope, white light/ H-alpha/CaK
Hiroshima Shuyo High School White light
Kawaguchi Science Museum five kinds of solar telescope ,white light/ H-alpha
Heartpia Anpachi(Gifu pref.) White light, H-alpha
Solar Observatory, NAOJ White light, H-alpha
Other schools/facilities White light, H-alpha
H-alpha/CaK
Kawaguchi Science Museum      five kinds of solar telescope ,white light/ H-alpha
Other school/observatory White light, H-alpha/CaK line

 remarks
Web: http://hinode.nao.ac.jp/user/yaji/hinode/issho/
It is supported by Subcommittee for IAU, Science Council of Japan.

2016/7/23-7/30 2-6UT
2016/8/15-8/20 2-6UT
Urawa-Nisi High school students, who attend every year since HOP173 started,
plan to have solar observations between 7/23-7/28 every day.
Details are described in appended proposal file.

2015/8/24-29 2-6UT
I hope observations nearly one week on 8/24-29 after summer vacation finishes in high schools. This summer season, for only one week. Although we don't request as HOP, the students have joint observation with Hinode between 7/27-8/1 of focus mode.

2014/7/21-26 2-6 UT
I hope observations nearly one week on 7/21-26 after summer vacation starts in high schools. This summer season, for only one week.

2013/12/16-21 2-6 UT
I hope observations for six days on 12/16-21 after just after the students finished the second term examination and before winter vacation starts.

2013/7/22-27 2-6UT
I hope observations nearly one week on 7/22-27 after summer vacation starts in high schools.
2013/8/26-8/31 2-6UT
In addition to the above term, I hope observations for nearly one week on 8/26-8/31 after summer vacation ends in high schools. In this time, second semester begins in high schools and the students easily perform joint observations with Hinode.  

2012/12/17-22 2-6UT
I hope observations for six days on 12/17-22 after just after the students finished the second term examination and before winter vacation starts.
Of course, if flare watch campaign occur, it should have priority to our observation. But, even then, we want to take synoptic images with XRT on 4UT.

2012/7/23-31 2-6UT
I hope observations for nine days on 7/23-31 after summer vacation starts in high schools. Especially, on 7/30-31, a teacher of Urawa Nishi High School will go to Hida observatory in Kyoto Univ. and have a challenge of a simultaneous observation with Hinode.

2011/8/27-9/1 2-6UT
In addition the above term, I hope observations for nearly one week on 8/27-9/1 after summer vacation ends in high schools. I hear ,in this time, second semester begins in high schools and the students easily have joint observations with Hinode.  

2011/12/19-24 2-6UT
I hope observations for six days on 12/19-24 after just after the students finished the second term examination and before winter vacation starts.
Of course, if flare watch campaign occur, it should have priority to our observation. But, even then, we want to take synoptic images with XRT on 4UT.

2011/7/24-30 2-6UT
2011/8/1-6 2-6UT
I hope observations for nearly two weeks on 7/24-30,8/1-6 after summer vacation starts in high schools.

2010/12/4-20 2-5UT
I hope observations for seven days on 12/14-20,just after the students finished the second term examination and before winter vacation starts.
Maibara High school students studied Hinode data of HOP173 and after then had presentation at high school science contest at Shiga prefecture. Other high school students studied the data continuously.
I already gave a lecture about Hinode and how to check Hinode data to the students at the previous HOP173 observations.

I hope observations for six days on 9/1-6.
As their practice, the students compare their own data with latest images and QL movie on Hinode web on 8/23-31.
I already gave a lecture about Hinode and how to check Hinode data to the students.

[Publications]
Yaji, K., Tonooka, H., Shimojo, M., Tokimasa, N., Suzuki, D., Nakamichi, A., and Shimoikura, I., Hinode, the Sun and Public outreach, Highlights of Astronomy, 2015, Vol. 15, XXVIIIth IAU General Assembly, 649

Yaji, K. Letfs Look at the Sun with Hinode together! 2014, Hoshi-Navi, 40-45, 7
(Astronomical Magazine for the public in Japan)

Yaji, K., Letfs Look at the Sun with Hinode together!, 2013, The Astronomical Herald, 106, 503

[International Conferences]
Coordinated Solar Observation with High schools - Letfs observe the sun with Hinode -, AU XXXIX General Assembly, Honolulu, USA, August 2015*

Communicating Solar Observations among Amateurs, Educators, Professionals and the Public, Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2013, Warsaw, Poland, October 2013

Coordinated observations for High School Students as Hinode EPO Activity, Hinode-7 Science Meeting, Takayama, Japan, November 2013 *

Let's Look at the Sun with Hinode together! - EPO Joint Observations for High school Students, 6th Hinode Science Meeting, St. Andrews, UK, August 2012 *

Hinode Education and Outreach Activities in Recent Years and in the Future, IAU XXXVIII General Assembly, Beijing, China, August 2012

Advanced Challenges for Communicating New Sun with Hinode Satellite,
Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2011, Beijing, China, October 2011

Communicating Solar Satellite Hinode data to the Public, Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2010

Teaching Material with Use of Hinode Data, Practice and Assessment, 4th Hinode Science Meeting, Palermo, Italy, October 2010 *

* Poster Presentation

[Domestic Meeting]
gLet's Observe the Sun with Hinode in 2014!h Its practice and results -, Astronomical Society of Japan, Annual Spring Meeting, Osaka, Japan, March 2015

Let's Observe the Sun with Hinode! - Coordinated Observation Campaign with High School Students -, Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2014, Yokohama, Japan, April 2014

You are a Solar Physicist today - Analysis and Practices with Hinode data, Astronomical Society of Japan, Annual Spring Meeting, Saitama, Japan, March 2013 *

Use with Archive Data Joint-Observed by High schools, Public Observatories, Science Museums and Hinode Satellite, Astronomical Society of Japan, Annual Spring Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, March 2012

Joint Solar Observations by High schools, Public Observatories, Science Museums and Hinode Satellite, Astronomical Society of Japan, Annual Spring Meeting, Tsukuba, Japan, March 2011

Joint Solar Observations by High schools, Public Observatories, Science Museums and Hinode Satellite(2), Astronomical Society of Japan, Annual Fall Meeting,  Kagoshima, Japan, September 2011

* Poster Presentation

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