StarDate: March/April 2004
Editor Rebecca Johnson takes you on "Travels with Sol," explaining that as our Sun traverses the Milky Way, it encounters other stars and passes through gas clouds, affecting life on Earth. Freelance author Krista West brings you up to date on "Fall's Flurry of Solar Flares." She visited with solar astronomers following our star's recent outbursts, as they contemplated lessons learned and made future plans. And, as always, Merlin answers your astronomy questions and we bring you the latest astronomy news.