Posted by BC on February 24th, 2010
Keeping track of solar activity, whether strong activity or no activity, is a very necessary task. A strong solar flare could be devastating for space missions, disastrous for astronauts, and hazardous for Earth based electric grids.
Volunteers are being sought to assist scientists in keeping track of solar storms. The project, called Solar Stormwatch, is part of Zooniverse, a network of amateur observers assisting the professional scientists. Volunteers will study videos made by NASA’s STEREO Spacecraft to find solar events that may cause problems. Discoveries of potentially hazardous events could help forecast arrival of solar material to Earth.
If you would like to be part of the Solar Stormwatch, you are welcome to sign up.