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A lecture on the Solar System’s most important inhabitant: our local star, the Sun.
Weighing as much as 330,000 Earths and producing enough heat and light energy to supply all of the earth’s energy needs for millions of years, the sun is a topic well-worth discussing.

This is a part of the lecture series, The Solar System: Our Local Neighbourhood in Space.

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This event was on Fri, 04 Mar 1994


Professor Heather Couper

Professor of Astronomy

Heather Couper was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy between 1993 and 1996.

After studying Astrophysics at Oxford University, Professor Couper ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and...

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