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Bringing Science to Swindon: Reaching for the Sun

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19:00 – 20:00 23 Oct 2018
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Lecture Theatre - New College, Swindon, New College Drive, Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN3 1AH

This first talk by eminent solar physicist Dr Helen Mason OBE from the University of Cambridge will bring the Sun to Swindon…

The Sun, our star, is in a quiet phase of its eleven year activity cycle, but we can expect some spectacular action in a few year’s time. Several solar space observatories have been watching the Sun over the past couple of decades: SoHO, Stereo, Hinode and the Solar Dynamics Observatory. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has just been launched, August 2018, and ESA's Solar Orbiter will be launched in 2020. These satellites will travel closer to the Sun than ever before. This talk will review what we have learnt about our dynamic Sun, in particular what we know (and don't yet know!) about sunspots, solar active regions and flares (huge explosions), and how the Sun affects the Earth's environment (space weather).

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Organised by: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

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Lecture Theatre - New College, Swindon, New College Drive, Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN3 1AH
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19:00 – 20:00 23 Oct 2018

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