Press Release

NASA Space Science Update: Sunspots

By SpaceRef Editor
October 31, 2001
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Scientists have studied sunspots for the past 400 years.
Now, for the first time, they can peer below the surface at
conditions that reveal the Sun’s dark mysteries. What they’ve
discovered is the subject of a Space Science Update on
Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the James E. Webb Auditorium, NASA
Headquarters, 300 E St., SW, Washington.

The participants will be:

* Dr. George L. Withbroe, Division Director, Sun-Earth
Connection, Office of Space Science, NASA Headquarters

* Prof. Philip H. Scherrer, SOHO/MDI Principal Investigator,
Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

* Dr. Alexander G. Kosovichev, Senior Research Scientist,
W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford

* Dr. Neal E. Hurlburt, Physicist, Lockheed Martin Solar and
Astrophysics Laboratory, Palo Alto, Calif.

* Prof. Douglas O. Gough, Professor of Theoretical
Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, England

The Space Science Update will be carried live on NASA
Television with two-way question-and-answer capability for
reporters covering the briefing from NASA centers. NASA TV is
broadcast on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, at 85 degrees
West longitude, vertical polarization, frequency 3880 MHz,
audio of 6.8 MHz. The briefing will also be webcast live from
the Internet through links found at:

SpaceRef staff editor.