Northern Latitudes: Bill Archer – More Than An Eclipse

Episode Overview:

Join us this week on Northern Latitudes as we welcome special guest Bill Archer, a mission scientist from the Canadian Space Agency, for a captivating conversation about the sun, solar physics, and of course solar eclipses.

Host: Bill Ault

Guest: Bill Archer, Mission Scientist, Canadian Space Agency

Release Date: April 15th, 2024

Recommended Resources:


Sun: One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery” by Katie Barrett and Harry Cliff – This book provides a visual and historical journey through the ways scientists have studied the sun, complete with fascinating imagery.

The Sun’s Influence on Climate” by Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill – This book offers insights into how solar variability affects Earth’s climate, ideal for those interested in both solar physics and environmental studies.

Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024” by Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak – A guide to understanding and observing solar eclipses, with a focus on those visible in North America.


NASA’s Sun Science – NASA Sun Science – Provides up-to-date information on solar missions, research, and educational resources about the sun. – Spaceweather – Offers daily updates on solar flares, sunspots, and other solar phenomena affecting Earth.

The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter – ESA Solar Orbiter – Follows the mission exploring the sun’s poles and outer corona.

Mobile Apps

Eclipse Calculator 2 – Provides times and visibility for solar and lunar eclipses worldwide, along with interactive maps showing the paths of upcoming eclipses.

Online Courses and Videos

The Science of the Solar System” by Caltech on Coursera – A comprehensive course that delves into the physics of the solar system, including detailed modules on the sun.

TED-Ed Lessons on Solar Phenomena – TED-Ed Solar Lessons – Engaging educational videos covering various topics about the sun and its effects on Earth.Connect with Us:

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