A solar prominence (also known as a filament) is an arc of gas that erupts from the surface of the Sun. Prominences can loop hundreds of thousands of miles into space. Prominences are held above the Sun's surface by strong magnetic fields and can last for many months. At some time in their existence, most prominences will erupt, spewing enormous amounts of solar material into space.
You learn something new everyday!
So needless to say, I am loving this job as much as I thought I would. One of the things I worked on this past week was the signage for TFI After Dark, which I did the identity for as well. TFI After Dark is an after hours, adults only event - for people to be able to enjoy the museum without all of the punk kids getting in the way. (It gets crazy during the day with school trips, it would seem that self-awareness only occurs after the age of 15?) There is a cash bar, snacks, little workshops and experiments, and Quizzo! The second installment of it was this past Friday. It started off slow, but seems like they got a decent turnout - check out some photos after the jump:
I will post the schedule for the next one when its coming up, so stay tuned!