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Derbyshire Dave

Space Weather Talk Friday August 16th At Chesterfield Observatory

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Derbyshire Dave

Sam Walton, PhD student, Space Plasma Physics Group, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey

 

Space weather is one of the biggest threats to modern society as we know it, and encompasses a broad range of dynamic systems throughout the Solar System and the space surrounding Earth. I will talk about what space weather is, it’s journey from the Sun’s core all the way to near-Earth space, and how it can produce spectacular phenomena such as the Aurora Borealis, as well as being one of the greatest threats to our global infrastructure. I will also describe how we, as scientists, are going about trying to understand space weather and trying to produce forecasts in a similar way to how we might forecast weather on Earth

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