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1 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) IGY Gold History Initiative An important part of the 2007 activities will be preserving the history and memory of IGY The IGY Gold History initiative has several goals: Identifying and recognizing planners of and participants in the first IGY, Preserving memoirs, articles, photographs, and all items of historical significance for the IGY, Making these items available to historians, researchers, etc., Serving as a contact service for these activities, Spreading awareness of the history of geophysics, and Planning special events and "reunions."

2 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) IGY Gold Club Looking back at 1957 and IGY is a powerful exercise which allows us to gauge the progress since 1957, refine our goals and activities, and identify the potential impact of IHY/IGY You must have participated in the original IGY -You must contribute something to the historical preservation initiative: a photo, a letter, notes, papers, etc. -You must be willing to have your name listed on the site and allow historians to have the use of your historical contribution The IGY "Gold" Club identifies participants from the first IGY (gold symbolizing the 50th anniversary). To join the Gold Club, you must meet three requirements:

3 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) IGY Gold Club -A specially designed gold IGY 50th anniversary pin -A certificate of appreciation from the IUGG recognizing contribution to the fields of space and geophysics -Membership in igy50.net, an IGY history/reminiscence discussion group -AGU- and IUGG- sponsored receptions and events -Reunions? Gold Club members get the following benefits: IUGG

4 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Other IGY Gold Activities -Special Calendar to be printed in 2007, full of current events in heliophysics as well as significant historical events (e.g. October 4, 2007 and October 4, 1957) -The IUGGs IGY+50 Celebration in 2007 (Perugia, Italy) -A steering committee consisting of historians of science -Establishment of a commemorative plaque at the Van Allen House in Silver Spring, MD -Transcription of historical recordings to digital media -Strong connections with the media to take advantage of this opportunity (e.g. American Experience)

5 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) The IGY Gold Team The IGY Gold Club is brought to you be a few dedicated individuals: Joe Allen, SCOSTEP Dan Baker, LASP Charlie Barton, IAGA David Boteler, Natl Resources Canada Rip Bulkeley, igy50.net Ed Cliver, AFRL/IAGA Joe Davila, IHY/GSFC Ron Doel, AGU Emilie Drobnes, IHY Pete Folger, AGU Nicola Fox, APL Louise Gentile, AFRL Nat Gopalswamy, IHY/GSFC Geoff Haines-Stiles, Passport to Knowledge Richard Hansen JoAnn Joselyn, IUGG Fae Korsmo, NSF Ken Lang, Tufts University Cathy ORiordan, AGU Bill Peterson, eGY/LASP Jenny Rumburg, GSFC Mike Sfraga, U. of Alaska Kristine Sigsbee, U. of Iowa Roger Smith, U. of Alaska David Stern, phy6.org Barbara Thompson, IHY/GSFC Spencer Weart, AIP

6 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Nominating Individuals and Submitting Materials: Go to ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov/igy_gold_reg. shtml

7 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Other IGY Gold Activities

8 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Other IGY Gold Activities -Special Calendar to be printed in 2007, full of current events in heliophysics as well as significant historical events (e.g. October 4, 2007 and October 4, 1957) -The IUGGs IGY+50 Celebration in 2007 (Perugia, Italy) -A steering committee consisting of historians of science -Establishment of a commemorative plaque at the Van Allen House in Silver Spring, MD -Transcription of historical recordings to digital media -Strong connections with the media to take advantage of this opportunity (e.g. American Experience)

9 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Wed like to get a stamp series for the 50th anniversary of space exploration & IHY

10 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Other IGY Gold Activities -Special Calendar to be printed in 2007, full of current events in heliophysics as well as significant historical events (e.g. October 4, 2007 and October 4, 1957) -The IUGGs IGY+50 Celebration in 2007 (Perugia, Italy) -A steering committee consisting of historians of science -Establishment of a commemorative plaque at the Van Allen House in Silver Spring, MD -Transcription of historical recordings to digital media -Strong connections with the media to take advantage of this opportunity (e.g. American Experience)

11 IHY (http://ihy.gsfc.nasa.gov) Lets Get Started! -Help identify IGY Gold Club members by nominating them. -Keep an eye out for historical items -Look for IGY Gold events at upcoming meetings: - Spring 2005 EGU: Nice, France - Spring 2005 AGU (there will be a special drop-in area for IGY Gold activities): New Orleans, USA IAGA General Session: Toulouse, FRANCE Spread the word about IGY Gold! How you can participate: IUGG


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