TITLE: The Many Colors of the Sun
SPEAKER: W. Dean Pesnell
EVENT DATE: 03/17/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 62 minutes
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W. Dean Pesnell of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory presents an illustrated lecture on new observations and views of solar phenomena.
Speaker Biography: W. Dean Pesnell has published 80 papers in several research areas, including variable stars, the sun-earth connection, quantum mechanics and meteors in planetary atmospheres. He received his doctorate in 1983 from the University of Florida. After postdoctoral study at the University of Colorado and a visiting professorship at New Mexico State University, Pesnell came to NASA Goddard as a contractor in 1990. One project was to design the Living With a Star geospace missions. He started work on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory mission in 2004 and became the project scientist in 2005.