Interactive Demos & Links
Note: many of the demos require Flash technology. Most smartphones and
tablets do not come equipped to run Flash, but you can find apps that will
do it. You can ask your friends or Google "flash ios" or "flash android".
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Motions in the Sky
Learning from the Sun and Moon
Some Astronomical Observatories
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory - a satellite dedicated to observing
the sun. Many interesting pictures and movies of solar activity.
- SDO: the Solar Dynamics
Observatory has been examining the Sun with high angular resolution since
- STEREO: a pair of spacecraft
that observe the Sun from positions leading and trailing the Earth in its
orbit. With SDO, they provide continous observations of the entire surface
of the Sun.
- GONG: Global Oscillation
Network Group - a group of six telescopes around the world that observe
the Sun for the purpose of doing helioseismology.
- Spaceweather.com News and
information about the Sun-Earth environment.
Physics 110 Homepage
Astrophysics at Rutgers
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Modified August 31, 2015