Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: space weather

Terry mentioned some of the types of solar space weather, but other types of space weather are geomagnetic storms, substorms, and the aurora. Sub...

1 month ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Scientist parents?

I have heard about many scientists who have parents that are scientists, engineers, or medical doctors. However, there are also lots of scientists an...

1 month ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Artistic scientists

I took a lot of art classes when I was a kid. I took classes on ceramics, as well as on textile arts like spinning, weaving, and dyeing wool. I also...

1 month ago

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: ham radio

Hello! I am not a HAM radio operator, but some of my co-workers at the University of Iowa are. Scientists and engineers in my department built the W...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Pluto

Hello! There are no definite plans to launch this kind of mission yet, as far as I know. However, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Progr...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: hobbies

Hello! One of the things that got me interested in a career in science was looking up at the night sky and wondering what was out there. My parents ...

3/22/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: planets beyond our solar system

Hello! According to NASA, we have found 3706 exoplanets so far. 928 of these exoplanets are believed to be terrestrial planets which means that they...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: solar storm

Hello! Some of the other planets in our solar system have aurora, just like the Earth does. Scientists have made observations of how solar storms li...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: our sun

Hello! My co-workers at the University of Iowa built the Voyager Plasma Wave Science instrument that made the observations showing that Voyager had re...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: eclipse

Hello! I went to Missouri and watched the eclipse with some friends from college and their family. I have watched partial solar eclipses and a Venus...

3/21/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: near sun planetary exploration

Hello! The European Space Agency will launch the BepiColombo Mission to study Mercury in October-November 2018. It is expected to arrive at Mercury ...

3/20/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: most interesting fact

Hello! I think the most interesting fact about the Sun is that it has differential rotation. Planet Earth is mostly a solid body, so all points rota...

3/20/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: hobbie

Hello! I don't have any collections related specifically to the Sun. I do have a framed collection of patches from Space Shuttle missions. I don't k...

3/19/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: storms

Hello! The interaction between the Sun and Earth's magnetosphere is very complicated, and there are many different things that can produced aurora. ...

3/19/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Experiments

Hello! Space scientists use a lot of different methods to study the Sun, Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere, and other planets. Some methods of ...

3/19/2018

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: recent eclipse

I was able to see the total solar eclipse in August from Saint Louis, Missouri. It was the very first total solar eclipse I have ever seen. I have s...

10/25/2017

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: hobbie

Hello, Unlike many of the Solar Week scientists, I don't actually study the Sun for my job. My research is mainly on the Earth's magnetosphere, ho...

10/25/2017

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Who inspired you?

Hello Heather, When I was very small, my parents took me on a trip to Florida and we visited the Kennedy Space Center. My Mom says that when we go...

10/23/2017

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: Eclipse August on 21st

Hello! I watched the eclipse with some friends who live in St. Louis, Missouri. I have seen partial solar eclipses before, but this was the first ...

10/23/2017

Kris Sigsbeereplied to: RE: career

Christina is correct that there are a lot of good schools for students interested in STEM degrees. Making sure that you can afford a college, that th...

3/30/2017

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