Dr. Helen Mason brings to life our dynamic star in this illuminating solar physics talk.
The Sun, our star, provides everything needed to sustain life here on Earth. However, the Sun is also very dynamic, with periods of intense activity, and other times when it is quieter.
During active times, the Sun produces solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, which can impinge on the Earth's environment, causing beautiful aurorae and/or harmful effects for astronauts and modern technology.
This talk will cover observations of the Sun from space (SoHO, SDO, Hinode and IRIS) which give us a deeper insight into what is happening in the solar atmosphere.