Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists was created as part of AGU’s Centennial celebration. It is a collection of memoirs, essays and insights by AGU fellows and other invited authors that capture the professional and personal stories of science.
Thom Moore’s Perspective “The Cosmic Timeline of Heliophysics: A Declaration of Significance” starts of by explaining his view of what is now called heliophysics in the style of our nation’s founding documents: “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a group of scientists to adopt a larger view of their world within the cosmos,…… ” He then goes on to give his story of becoming a heliophysicist 40 years before the term was introduced! This well-written and understandable paper reflects Thom’s enthusiasm for science. If you need a pick up, read this.
Citation: Moore, T. E. . The cosmic timeline of heliophysics: A declaration of significance. Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists, 1, e2020CN000137. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020CN000137
—William K. Peterson, Editor, Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists