Cloudy with a chance of flares: the importance of space weather forecasting

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Date:Wednesday October 4 2017

Time:19:30

Location:Bell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Queen's University Belfast, Co Antrim

“Cloudy with a chance of flares: the importance of space weather forecasting”. By Dr Sophie Murray of TCD.

Dr Murray is an expert on ‘space weather’, which is the weather in and surrounding the Sun and how it affects the planets, especially planet Earth. And in addition, she also worked for a year at the Met Office in England, so she has a terrestrial meteorologist’s expertise on space weather.

Space weather is being recognised as being of great importance for our planet, as it affects everything from our own climate to our modern communications systems, astronauts and space-based equipment, air travel, and our electricity infrastructure.

This will be a fascinating lecture, delivered by an eloquent expert on both aspects of the subject

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