"Our Sun In Close Up"

Tuesday, March 16, 1999, the first LIVE FROM THE SUN Program, "Our Sun In Close Up," was broadcast from 13:00-14:00 EST.

Program Summary
Without the Sun, there would be no life on the surface of Earth. This program provides a comprehensive update on the amazing discoveries of the past decade, during which NASA spacecraft have returned astonishingly detailed views of the only star we can see…"in close up." But our Sun helps us understand all the other stars out there in the Universe beyond our solar system. In addition to seeing the Sun in close-up, viewers will go behind the scenes at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD-Sun Central/Mission Control for many of America's solar spacecraft, and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA where some of the most powerful telescopes onboard recent spacecraft have been built and tested.

In conjunction with the broadcast, an extensive list of URL's have been compiled to further your Internet exploration.

During the program airing on March 16, 1999 from 13:00-14:00 Eastern and for one hour thereafter (i.e. from 13:00-15:00 Eastern), students had the opportunity to submit questions in real time to scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the National Solar Observatory at Kitt Peak, Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab and the Space Environment Center at Boulder, CO.

Visit the archives where you will find the questions and answers from this session of ON-AIR.