The Southern Ocean, Off Antarctica

In Careers in science, Climate Change, Latest News, Uncategorized On September 17, 2014 0 Comments

An Ocean without Barriers By Ewa Karczewska ‘It’s still dark. I looked at my watch. It’s only 2.30am. I can’t sleep. The ship is rolling so much. I… Read More »


Prominences and Filaments

In Careers in science, Hinode, Latest News, SDO, Space Weather On September 11, 2014 0 Comments

Prominences and Filaments (photo of a prominence by David Evans)  by Jack Carlyle Did you know that the Sun emits a lot of ultraviolet light, UV, as well as… Read More »

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Science of Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

In Aurorae, Latest News, Space Weather, Uncategorized On June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Science of the Northern Lights Aurora Borealis by Pål Brekke Sir Edmund Halley suggested the aurora was caused by magnetic liquid evaporating from pores in the polar region… Read More »


Northern Lights, a Magic Light Display

In Aurorae, Latest News, Space Weather On June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Northern Lights, a Magical Light Display by Pål Brekke Folklore about the Northern Lights For thousands of years people in the northern part of the world have marvelled… Read More »


Sunspots – ‘Hot Spots’ or ‘Cool Spots’?

In Aurorae, Careers in science, Latest News, New Resources On June 13, 2014 0 Comments

Sunspots can tell us when to expect a solar flare. Join in the fun by logging on to Calling all sunspotters – your help is needed to… Read More »


Sunspots and Climate Change

In Latest News, New Resources, SDO, SOHO On April 1, 2012 Comments Off

It was exceptionally cold in Europe in February 2012, with temperatures in England dropping to -16°C.  That’s colder than some parts of Antarctica (well it is summer down… Read More »


RHESSI Solar Observatory

In Careers in science, Latest News, SDO On April 1, 2012 Comments Off

by Hazel Bain What is RHESSI?   The Sun has recently been getting very active again, and there have been several X-class solar flares.  The Reuven Ramaty High… Read More »

Transit of Venus Feature

The Transit of Venus 2012

In Latest News, Uncategorized On February 22, 2012 Comments Off

This article was provided by Lee Macdonald. On Wednesday 6 June 2012 the planet Venus will make a rare passage in front of the Sun as seen from Earth…. Read More »

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The Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

In Aurorae, Latest News, SDO, SOHO, Uncategorized On February 5, 2012 Comments Off

This photo of the northern lights aurora borealis was taken in Kvaløya close to Tromsø, Norway, by Bjørn Jørgensen. January 2012 provided a spectacular display of lights (aurorae) in the northern… Read More »

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The Sun Today

In Careers in science, Latest News, SDO On January 15, 2012 Comments Off

The Sun Today facebooksite ( is full of interesting facts and figures about the Sun. It is produced by a young,dynamic duo: C. Alex Young and Ryan Milligan…. Read More »