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Solar Week Live Webinar, 3/26, 2:00 pm Eastern

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#1 Gregory Gross

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:55 AM

Some of you may know that this week is Solar Week, an educational program run by UC-Berkeley.
 
Today (March 26th) at 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific, there is a live webinar being given by Dr. Claire Raftery of the National Solar Observatory. This page has links to the webinar as well as the following details:
 

Caramel Corn or the Sun: What is behind the best picture of the Sun we’ve ever taken!


The NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope recently took the best image of the Sun’s surface that has ever been taken. This telescope is an engineering marvel, focusing enough energy to boil a pot of water in three seconds onto a spot the size of a quarter in order to bring us the most detailed pictures of our local star. We’ll look at how the telescope works, and some of its science goals, as well as dissecting just what the new images are showing us.

 
If you're interested in learning more about the NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope, this webinar looks like an excellent way to learn more.


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