Interview on the Sun - Richard Altrock
February 2, 2012 • 11:45AM

Peter Martinson interviewed Dr. Richard Altrock, of the Air Force Research Laboratory, back on December 7, 2011 at the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Altrock is a heliophysicist, who specializes in observations of the solar corona. Back in July, 2011, he and three other groups issued a forecast that the Sun was not only headed into a late, weak solar cycle, but that this may be the last time we get to see any significant sunspots on the Sun for, perhaps, several decades. You can see a summary of that forecast here. In this interview, Altrock updates that forecast, and adds a surprising twist.

Dr. Altrock's views are not the official position of the United States Air Force.