Climate History and the Sun
by Dr. Sallie Baliunas and Dr. Willie Soon
June 5, 2001
Drs. Baliunas and Soon presented their latest findings on the relationship between the sun's varying energy output and climate change on earth.
Sallie Baliunas is senior staff astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Deputy Director of Mount Wilson Observatory and Senior Scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute in Washington, DC. Her awards include the Newton-Lacy-Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society, the Petr Beckmann Award for Scientific Freedom and the Bok Prize from Harvard University. In 1991, Discover magazine profiled her as one of America?s outstanding women scientists. Willie Soon is a physicist at the Solar and Stellar Physics Division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory. He also serves on the George C. Marshall Institute?s Science Advisory Board.