Helio -- what ?
"Helioseismology" is just a fancy way to say that we can learn
about the Sun by "listening" to it.
Astonomers listen to the Sun's heartbeat to
learn about the inside of the Sun, just like seismologists learn
about the interior of the Earth by "listening" to earthquakes.
(But for helioseismologists their job is a lot tougher: like figuring
out how a piano is made by
listening to it fall down the stairs!)
Solar physicists are quite happy about the new techniques, methods,
and results provided by helioseismology. If you are in the dark about
this fascinating new solar physics field, don't worry! Astronomers in
recent years have been creating Web-based helioseismology tutorials
and tours to teach people of all ages and educational backgrounds. Here we
provide links to some of those helioseismology educational World Wide Web sites.