“The distribution of solar flares is similar to earthquakes: we have many small solar flares, and a big one is very rare. However, when a big flare occurs, the impact on our economy and society may be enormous. Satellites may be damaged, and the electrical power grid may be damaged over a very wide area.Continue reading “Predicting solar flares”
Our favourite astronomy professor Richard Gelderman (Western Kentucky University) and I have produced two stories for EarthSky about astronomers who are exploring the universe through hearing and touch. In Listening to the patterns of the universe, Richard talks to Wanda Díaz Merced (International Astronomical Union) about using ‘sonification’ to find signals hidden in large dataContinue reading “Astronomy beyond sight”
I’m extremely grateful to the brilliant planetary scientist Kaveh Pahlevan, who shared some wonderful thoughts in this interview for EarthSky. “When a crime happens, investigative police quickly arrive on the scene and try to preserve the evidence. In the case of the moon’s origin, there was a violent event, but there were no witnesses, andContinue reading “Mystery of the moon’s tilted orbit”
Thank you to the magnificent folks at EarthSky for supporting our Global Communication and Science programme :) http://earthsky.org/space/eclipse-stories-from-indonesia
http://earthsky.org/human-world/global-communication-and-science-workshops-solar-eclipse-2016-2017 “Science is one of the few things in the world that truly transcends national borders…” The science web site EarthSky has featured our “Global Communication and Science” workshops.