Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Sunny Salute

Remember my friend that isn’t busy enough being an air traffic controller -- he has to run the world’s largest solar astronomy outreach program too? The program named for an air traffic controller? Come on, you know. The guy that wears the crazy Sun suit. Yeah, my friend “Spike”.

He had a picture published at National Geographic yesterday.

”A giant wall of heated gas rises from the sun's surface in a false-color photograph taken by solar observer Stephen Ramsden last Friday. ”

How awesome is that? The best way you can tell Stephen how awesome it is would be to go to his other site -- the solar photography site -- and click the button that says “Donate”. It takes money to haul all his gear to 70 elementary schools a year.

Don Brown
November 18, 2011

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