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November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Solar scientist Sophie Murray will talk about how the Sun affects the Earth and could catastrophically impact on our satellites and electronics. This is the club’s monthly lecture, and will also feature a monthly sky report.
For this we welcome Trinity College space weather scientist Dr Sophie Murray, who will look at solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and auroras. All this is called space weather, and she will discuss its impact on the Earth’s upper atmosphere, and potentially on human civilisation. All lectures are on Mondays at 8pm, and the venue is UCC. Please arrive 10 minutes early, or if you wish to join, then ideally at 7.30 if you can.
Dr Murray’s interests include developing operational solar eruption forecast products in weather prediction. She will no doubt refer to the 1859 Carrington Event, which gave us the first alert that solar flares can interfere with our electronics.
This lecture was originally slated for 14th Oct 2019.