Welcome to the Yohkoh Movie Theater!
The Yohkoh satellite was an observatory for studying X-rays and gamma-rays from the Sun. Yohkoh was launched from Kagoshima, Japan on August 31, 1991, and was lost on December 14, 2001. In over ten years of observing the Sun (much longer than the proposed mission life) Yohkoh revolutionized our understanding of solar activity. Yohkoh is a project of the Institute for Space and Astronautical Sciences. The spacecraft was built in Japan and the observing instruments have contributions from the U.S. and from the U.K. The name Yohkoh is Japanese for "sunbeam".
|Latest Solar Images
Have a look at the most recent collection of images from observatories around -- and above -- the world.
|X-ray movies of the Sun
A theater wouldn't be a theater without showing some movies. Check out some of the fascinating features of the Sun in our Film Festival room.
Take a tour of our nearest star and learn about the Sun from the inside out.
|The Solar Classroom
Why not learn about the Sun and enjoy yourself at the same time? Our classroom has a variety of hands-on learning activities for you to try out.
We shine the Spotlight on some of the highlights of our site.
YPOP Theater Lobby
See what our site has to offer.
Encouraging young women to pursue science.
Weekly Science Notes from the Yohkoh Soft X-Ray Telescope.
We also provide some navigational guides for your convenience.
This site has two identical locations, one in California and another in Montana. If your connection is slow, try our other site!
|YPOP is brought to you by the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab and the Physics Department of Montana State University.|
|YPOP is NASA funded, and part of the Learning Technologies Project.||YPOP has been awarded the STAR award by Griffith Observatory||NSTA has selected YPOP Classroom activities for inclusion in their sciLINKS program|