COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH
The European Solar Telescope consortium is engaged in a vigorous communication and outreach program to raise awareness of solar physics and the EST project among the general public and the broader scientific community. To that end, the EST Communication Office is developing a number of activities and materials to explain the importance of a better knowledge of the Sun and of new facilities such as the European Solar Telescope.
In this section you can find a description of these activities, as well as the EST media archive with the images, pictures and videos created by the project. You are free to use these materials for non-commercial purposes, provided you mention the source as follows: “Courtesy European Solar Telescope - EST”.
Our outreach activities
EST AROUND THE WORLD
EST is present in scientific meetings and outreach events to raise awareness of the relevance of studying the Sun and the opportunities that EST will open.
THE SCIENCE OF EST
A series of short articles intended to draw attention to solar physics and the importance of EST to improve our knowledge of the Sun.
THE TECHNOLOGY OF EST
The Technology of EST is a bimonthly series of articles explaining the engineering and management efforts needed to develop a state-of-the-art facility like the European Solar Telescope.
CARTOON VIDEO SERIES: "The QuEST"
Meet some of the astronomers who first addressed the science goals of EST: Galileo, George Ellery Hale, Angelo Secchi, John and Mary Evershed, and Richard Carrington.
DOCUMENTARY: "REACHING FOR THE SUN"
Europe has a long history in studying the Sun. This documentary shows some of the main European observatories, explaining milestones and future challenges of solar physics.
MINISERIES: "HERE COMES THE SUN"
HCTS is a miniseries of five short episodes. It narrates, in accessible language for non-experts, a hypothetical near future: What would happen to our technological civilization if a superflare of incredible intensity occurred on the Sun?
EST VIDEOGAME: "SOLAR MISSION EST"
“Solar Mission EST” brings solar physics research closer to kids, in a funny and entertaining way. A team of solar astronomers with superpowers will have to figure out what is happening on the Sun… and save the world!
Brochures, roll ups, videos and other elements for presentations and information about EST.
The 2022 EST calendar is devoted to the EST consortium. Previous calendars highlighted solar instrumentation, historical observations of the Sun, key results in solar research, and existing European solar telescopes. Find them here!