A solar scientist is a type of astrophysicist who studies the Sun and it’s interactions with the Earth. They make detailed measurements of our nearest star using observations from solar satellites. Solar scientists study the impact of the sun on the Earth and on our technology. They are working on ways to capture solar energy more effectively which could slow down global warming.
Attributes: resilient, curious and observant
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Helen Mason who is a solar scientist and another downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Stephanie Yardley who is a space scientist.
- There is also this video of Helen Mason a solar scientist in her place of work talking about what she does.
- It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.