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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 »

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 »

RHESSI Solar Observatory

In Careers in science, Latest News, SDO On April 1, 2012 Comments Off on RHESSI Solar Observatory

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 »

The Sun Today

In Careers in science, Latest News, SDO On January 15, 2012 Comments Off on The Sun Today

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 »

X-ray image of the Sun

SmartPhone Application

In Careers in science, Hinode, Latest News, New Resources, SDO, SOHO On January 12, 2012 Comments Off on SmartPhone Application – 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 »