The active teachers Risto Matveinen, Jarmo Sirviö, Pasi Ketolainen, and Ursula Ahvenisto used to bring their students to CERN for science education. Their activity with CERN is still ongoing and now enhanced by visits to the Nordic Optical Telescope and from 2012 to the EISCAT Scientific Association. The Space Weather Science Camp 2012 included a visit to Andøya Rocket Range in Norway and in Sweden to the EISCAT Headquarters as well as the Esrange Rocket Range. A successful remotely controlled EISCAT experiment was run from the auditorium at IRF in Kiruna, supervised by EISCAT HQ scientists Drs Ingemar Häggström and Anders Tjulin.
This year the students will have a high chance of seeing aurora, depending on weather of course. A solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth on 21st October. We wish the students all the success in their measurements and an unforgettable experience in the high north.
Text and image: Esa Turunen.