Joint Discussion 17 Highlights of recent progress in the seismology of the Sun and Sun-like stars

Timothy R. Bedding, Allan S. Brun, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Ashley Crouch, Peter De Cat, Raphael A. García, Laurent Gizon, Frank Hill, Hans Kjeldsen, John W. Leibacher, Jean Pierre Maillard, S. Mathis, M. Cristina Rabello-Soares, Jean Pierre Rozelot, Matthias Rempel, Ian W. Roxburgh, Réza Samadi, Suzanne Talon, Michael J. Thompson

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The seismology and physics of localized structures beneath the surface of the Sun takes on a special significance with the completion in 2006 of a solar cycle of observations by the ground-based Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) and by the instruments on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). Of course, the spatially unresolved Birmingham Solar Oscillation Network (BiSON) has been observing for even longer. At the same time, the testing of models of stellar structure moves into high gear with the extension of deep probes from the Sun to other solar-like stars and other multi-mode pulsators, with ever-improving observations made from the ground, the success of the MOST satellite, and the recently launched CoRoT satellite. Here we report the current state of the two closely related and rapidly developing fields of helio- and asteroseimology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-516
Number of pages26
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue number14
StatePublished - Aug 2006


  • Space vehicles: instruments
  • Stars: interiors
  • Stars: oscillations (including pulsations)
  • Stars: rotation
  • Sun: helioseismology
  • Sun: interior
  • Sun: rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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