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One of the most spectacular events at the 2000 Fall Meeting in San Francisco was certainly the showing of the IMAX film, “SolarMax.” The film, co-produced by long-time AGU member Bob Eather, was shown at the Sony Metreon Theater near the Moscone Center. The 40-minute film features stunning images of solar coronal mass ejections that place the viewing audience directly in their path toward the Earth. The images, which were acquired by imagers on the SOHO spacecraft, dominate the solar sequences and show the structured, dynamic properties of the star. Nevertheless, for those of us who prefer a more traditional view of the Sun, “SolarMax” also includes beautiful terrestrial sunrise and sunset scenes.