Archive | May, 2007

The Sun and its Danger Zone: The Chromosphere

One of the deeply confusing aspects of our Sun (and other stars) is their temperature structure. Starting in the core, the Sun is millions of degrees kelvin and supports nuclear burning. As you leave the nuclear burning core and climb first into the radiative zone and then the convective zone, the temperature systematically drops until […]

Giving AAS a Face

There is an excellant collection of photos from the conference (including one of yours truly) over at the that were taken by Katie Whitman. I’m still running around a bit madly, but I’ll be adding pictures to things. For now, get your photo fix here.