SSP seminar

The SUNRISE long-duration balloon flight - Observing the sun as never before

Wolfgang Schmidt (KIS)

Friday 9th October 2009, 10:30am (Note the time and location change!)
Classroom A-101, 60 Garden Street

SUNRISE is an international project aimed at high-resolution observations of the sun using a 1 meter aperture solar telescope on a NASA long-duration balloon flight. The talk gives an overview of the SUNRISE observatory, and its first science flight from Kiruna, Sweden to Somerset Island, Canada. The data include UV images never seen before, and high-quality magnetic field measurements. Some preliminary data are presented which give promise of gaining new insight into solar surface magnetism.


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