International Heliophysical Year Begins

On 19th February, the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) began with an event at the UN in Vienna. The aim of the year is to raise awareness of the relationship between the Sun and the Earth and occurs on the 50th anniversary of International Geophysical Year. Part of the UK contribution to IHY is a website - Sun Earth Plan - that aims to let students use real data to help put across the science but also show how science is done. I think that is a great idea and you can even submit your questions to it and get answers from solar physicists.

With the first images of coronal mass ejections coming out of the STEREO mission (for some reason I can only find them on a PPARC press release), 2007 promises to bring us lots of excitement about our nearest star.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Friday 23rd Feb 2007 (12:50 CET) | Permalink
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