A general presentation of ESA's SOHO (SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory), due to be launched on December 2nd, 1995. Using computer images, this programme explains how and why SOHO will study the Sun's internal structure, how most of the instruments onboard SOHO work, and the mission objectives. There are some colourful animations of the Sun.
Technical, but suitable for a general audience. Chapters can be used independently.
CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW - THE SONG OF THE SUN.
General presentation of ESA's SOHO , which can analyse the visible interior of the Sun; images of the Sun. Understanding the Earth's climate. Transatlantic programme to study the Sun: 70% ESA and 30% NASA.
CHAPTER 2: BACKGROUND - WHY SOHO WILL STARE AT THE SUN.
History of human knowledge of the Sun. Instruments that already exist. Questions we still have about the Sun. Recording the sound waves.
CHAPTER 3: ENGINEERING THE MISSION - TO THE SUNWARD STATION. Images of the preparation of the European Observatory in the factory. On Iagragian point
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00:02:01:00 ESA opening sequence
00:02:10:00 conditions of use
00:02:20:00 title: SOHO Video Index
00:02:24:00 chapter 1: The Song Of The Sun
00:07:01:00 chapter 2: Why Soho Will Stare At The Sun
00:11:04:00 chapter 3: To The Sunward Station
00:13:51:00 chapter 4: Probing Inside The Sun
00:18:44:00 chapter 5: The Ultraviolet Sun
00:22:24:00 chapter 6: Streaks Around The Sun
00:24:47:00 chapter 7: The Wind From The Sun
00:27:06:00 chapter 8: The Shape Of The Bag
00:29:00:00 ESA closing sequence