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


Our Explosive Sun

In Latest News, New Resources On January 12, 2012 0 Comments

Our Explosive Sun - A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life by Pål Brekke A new popular science book about the Sun written by Pål Brekke has… Read More »

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SmartPhone Application

In Careers in science, Hinode, Latest News, New Resources, SDO, SOHO On January 12, 2012 Comments Off – SmartPhone Application Peter Gallagher 15 Dec 2011 Peter Gallagher  Trinity College Dublin computer scientists and solar physicists have partnered to produce a web app that allows… Read More »


Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO

In Latest News, SDO On November 16, 2011 Comments Off

(This post was provided by Caroline Alexander, UCLan, UK) SDO Mission Overview The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a satellite that was launched into orbit in February 2010. SDO is… Read More »


ESA makes the Sun available to everyone

In Latest News, New Resources, SOHO On November 10, 2011 Comments Off

New software developed by ESA makes available online to everyone, everywhere at anytime, the entire library of images from the SOHO solar and heliospheric observatory. JHelioviewer is new… Read More »


Hinode/XRT Education & Public Outreach DVD

In Hinode, Latest News, New Resources On November 10, 2011 Comments Off

The Hinode/XRT Team has put together a DVD called the XRT Education & Public Outreach DVD. This contains information on space science careers and  building Hinode XRT, a space X-ray telescope…. Read More »