Sometimes, three minutes isn’t enough, and it is worth taking time to watch, not only scan through, a movie that delves into the depth of a topic and sheds light on it from various perspectives: science, instruments, history of science, institutions, people. La Météo de l’espace: l’émergence d’une nouvelle science (Space Weather: the emergence of a new science) by Jean Louis Saporito, a co-production by TGA Production – THELOS – CNRS Images with the participation of France Télévisions is such an example.
Space weather is a new science not always recognized by long established disciplines like astrophysics. This movie shows how it is anchored in a long tradition of studying the sun, particularly in France. The movie convincingly demonstrates that this new area of research is here to stay.
Don’t miss FLARECAST partner Nicole Vilmer from CNRS (minutes 27.13 – 29.09) explaining radio-heliophysics directly from the Nançay observatory. Enjoy!
(In French, only automatic subtitles)