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March 2008

March 2008

In this show we take a look the photosphere and corona of our local star - the Sun. We find out about the tremendously tangled web of plasma and magnetic fields that solar physicists are attempting to understand. We also get the latest news from Megan and find out what you can see in the night sky from Ian.

Canis Major showing the position of M41. Image:Stellarium/IM
Canis Major showing the position of M41. Image:Stellarium/IM

Open Cluster M41. Image:NOAO/AURA/NSF
Open Cluster M41. Image:NOAO/AURA/NSF

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The news - March 2008

Interview with Dr Lyndsay Fletcher (University of Glasgow)

The night sky for March 2008

Show Credits

News:Megan Argo
Interview:Dr Lyndsay Fletcher and Nick Rattenbury
Night sky this month:Ian Morison
Presenters:David Ault, Stuart Lowe and Nick Rattenbury
Editor:Stuart Lowe
Intro/outro script:Dave Ault
Intro/outro voices:Mark Bruzee played Optimus Prime, Fiona Thraille was the interviewer, Tom Backus was Sam's Dad, and Kat Pryde was Sam's Mum.
Website:Stuart Lowe
Cover art:Magnetic loops on the Sun Credit: Trace, NASA

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