Dr Lyndsey Fletcher, University of Glasgow
Why does activity on the Sun cause the nocturnal displays of northern lights, familiar at these latitudes? The origin of the Northern lights illustrates how the magnetic influence of our nearest star reaches out to affect us here on Earth, in both benign and threatening ways.
Where and When
Held on Mondays near the start of each month. All sessions begin at 7:00pm at Robert Gordon’s College in the centre of Aberdeen.
How it Works
7.00pm We begin with a short presentation from the speaker Chaired, open discussion involving the speaker and audience
8.30pm Close and thanks
What’s the Cost?
All sessions are FREE and open to everyone. Refreshments will be on sale. Speakers usually give up their time for free.
For further information please contact Stuart Farmer:
Unfortunately there is no parking on site, however there is parking available surrounding the venue.
This programme is supported by the Institute of Physics in Scotland and Robert Gordon’s College. For further information go to http://www.rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk/news/filter/science.
Science in the Quad acknowledge the support of the University of Aberdeen in launching the series. Details of café discussion series and other events organised by the University of Aberdeen can be found at www.engagingaberdeen.co.uk