Welcome to the WWW pages of the University of Central Lancashire Solar Physics Group. We are one of the research groups in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.
The Sun, our closest star, is the geometrical and gravitational centre of our Solar System - it provides all the light, heat and energy that is required for life here on Earth.
Due to the Sun being so near (150 million km, which in astronomical terms is tiny!) we can observe it in immense detail. It is also very important to understand how this celestial object interacts with our planet.
The research carried out by the solar group focusses on studying the Sun and how the Sun's activity affects the Earth.
Header Image : Simulated Nanoparticle (Marco Pinna, Joe Smerdon), Solar disk with SDO (NASA UClan SDO archive), V838 Monocerotis (NASA/STScl), NGC7424 (Gemini Observatory), M74 (NASA Hubble Space Telescope) NASA,and ESA ; and solar plume courtesy of SOHO /EIT consortium
Author: DS Brown, Last Updated: 9 December 2011, 17:20