Welcome to the Yohkoh Movie Theater!
The Yohkoh satellite is an observatory for studying X-rays and gamma-rays from the Sun. Launched from Kagoshima, Japan on August 31, 1991. 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".
Visit the Solar Events Web-site for exciting
information on upcoming solar activities.
|Latest Solar Images
Have a look at the most recent collection of images from the Yohkoh and SOHO spacecraft
|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.
|The 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|