Sunny With a Chance of Space Storms (Science for Alaska Lecture Series)
On Tuesday, January 28, Alex Young will present “Sunny With a Chance of Space Storms.” The talk is part of the 2020 Science for Alaska Lecture Series, sponsored by the Geophysical Institute and presented Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Raven Landing, 1222 Cowles Street. Other discussions will focus on the aurora, satellite communication, and the 2018 earthquake in Anchorage. When we have a sunny day, we think of that as good weather. But, in space, the shining sun gives us weather that is not always nice – it can be quite stormy! This “space weather” can result in spectacular lights at the North and South Pole called aurora. However, that beauty harbors energies that can affect our technological society on Earth and throughout the solar system. Alex Young will explore the challenges of dealing with space weather and discuss how it can impact us here on Earth and beyond. For more information visit www.gi.alaska.edu/science-alaska-lecture-series. Talks are free and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.