I have more than forty years of experience in Astronomy, specifically solar and space physics. My specialties include the physics of solar flares, sunspots, including their effects on Earth and statistics pertaining to sunspot morphology and flare geo-effectiveness.
Astronomy: Worked at university observatory in college, doing astrographic measurements. Developed first ever astronomy curriculum for secondary schools in Caribbean. Gave workshops in astrophysics and astronomical measurements at Harry Bayley Observatory, Barbados. M.Phil. degree in Physics/Solar Physics and more than twenty years as researcher with discovery of SID flares. Developed of first ever consistent magnetic arcade model for solar flares incorporating energy dissipation and accumulation. Develop first ever loop solar flare model using double layers and incorporating cavity resonators.
American Astronomical Society (Solar Physics and Dynamical Astronomy divisions), American Mathematical Society, American Geophysical Union.
Solar Physics (journal), The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, The Proceedings of the Meudon Solar Flare Workshop (1986), The Proceedings of the Caribbean Physics Conference (1985). Books: 'Selected Analyses in Solar Flare Plasma Dynamics', 'Physics Notes for Advanced Level'. 'Astronomy and Astrophysics: Notes, Problems and Solutions'.
B.A. Astronomy, M. Phil. Physics
American Astronomical Society Studentship Award (1984), Barbados Government Award for Solar Research (1980), Barbados Astronomical Society Award for Service as Journal Editor (1977-91)
Caribbean Examinations Council, Barbados Astronomical Society, Trinidad & Tobago Astronomical Society.
The extent and breadth in the cosmic perspective, and basically 'putting humans in their proper place', disabusing them of an exaggerated sense of self-importance.
To achieve: a computer program that can profile different double layer conditions for solar flares. To learn: anything that I haven't already.
The discovery of Pluto was a pure fluke based on in error in (Percival) Lowell's calculations. (The mass of Pluto was taken to be 6.6 x the Earth's!)It just turned out that Pluto was where Lowell predicted it was- but his calculations were totally wrong! The right result, for the wrong reason.
Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake for daring to speculate that life could exist on other worlds, and writing about it.
Hello, First, before giving a direct answer let's look at some applicable quantities. These include the space station's longest dimension (109 m) and its mean distance (249 miles). We want to ascertain
Exactly! There is simply no specific way to obtain such a result given you are no longer in a deterministic realm, but a stochastic or nonlinear domain. I don't know if you've ever taken a college physics
Hello, I suspect the ongoing problem or issue is that popularized articles simply mislead laymen, lay people into believing solutions or conclusions are more straightforward than they really are. And
Hello, and thanks for your question. First, the decision to reclassify Pluto - unbeknownst to many - was not based on any objective parameters but rather on a subjective definition that was voted on
I already told you and SHOWED you that you CANNOT have a perpendicular vector (or scalar) value to the radial attractive force! Besides, IF Vp is a *velocity* then it must by definition be a vector! You