Outreach Activities

Public Engagement

An important source of impact from the WaLSA Team


Public Engagement
advancing mutual learning

The WaLSA Team aims at promoting its research activities, including new science findings, as they are made through press releases, interviews with the media, and via social media platforms. The interactive engagement is aimed at advancing mutual learning by creating various opportunities.

Learning and developing new skills

Gaining new insights or ideas, thus developing better research

Raising aspiration, or being inspired

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Research Illustrations

Image of the Month

Check out our Image of the Month, featuring images or videos related to the WaLSA Team’s activities.

The movie here illustrates propagating waves in the upper chromosphere of a sunspot (observed in the core of Ca II 854.2 nm spectral line, with the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope).

Waves in the Lower Solar Atmosphere: the dawn of next-generation solar telescopes

Living Reviews in Solar Physics (2023), doi:10.1007/s41116-022-00035-6

A 170 page review article to coincide with the dawn of next-generation telescopes, published in Living Reviews in Solar Physics. The complete review is designed to be easily accessible by students, post-doctoral researchers, and academics, with the article publicly available at https://WaLSA.team/LRSP.

Listening to the Symphony of Sunspots

Nature Communications (2022), doi:10.1038/s41467-022-28136-8

Discovery of several wave modes (i.e., more than 30 eigenmodes) coexisting within a large sunspot, published in Nature Communications.

High-resolution wave dynamics in the lower solar atmosphere

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (2021)

A Special Issue published by the WaLSA Team, comprising a great set of 15 cutting-edge research articles from 55 unique authors spanning 34 research institutes.

Unlocking the mysteries of the Chemical Composition of the Solar Atmosphere

The Astrophysical Journal (2020)

A breakthrough research project (with the WaLSA Team) presenting, for the first time, an observational evidence for a definite link between chromospheric activity (Alfvenic perturbations) and chemical composition variations in the corona.

A chromospheric resonance cavity in a sunspot mapped with seismology

Nature Astronomy (2019), doi:10.1038/s41550-019-0945-2

A Nature Astronomy publication from the WaLSA Team, unveiling how the magnetic waves grow in strength as they propagate in the lower solar atmosphere.

Propagating spectropolarimetric disturbances in a large sunspot

The Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 869, 100

Marco Stangalini of INAF/ASI (and of the WaLSA Team) explains about propagation of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves in the atmosphere of one of the largest sunspots emerged onto the Sun's surface over the past 20 years. This work is a result of an international collaboration, including four members of the WaLSA Team.

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