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Space Weather in Sidmouth - demonstrations and public lecture

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6 Coburg Road

Sidmouth

EX10 8NG

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Public Space Weather Demonstrations at the Norman Lockyer Observatory

We invite members of the public to an afternoon of demonstrations on space weather between 15.30 - 17.00 at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. For more details on demonstrators please visit this web page.

Please register your interest by adding a ticket to this part of the event when registering.

Everyone is welcome to attend this part of the event which is not space-limited (whereas the lecture has a set capacity).

Time and date: Wednesday 19 July 15.30 - 17.00

Venue: Norman Lockyer Observatory

Lecture: Space Weather – How the Sun’s activity influences Earth’s environment

The public event in Sidmouth will conclude with a guest lecture by Dr Erwin Verwichte:

Kennaway House, 6 Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Wednesday 19 July, 18.30 - 19.30

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Space Weather – How the Sun’s activity influences Earth’s environment

Public lecture by Dr Erwin Verwichte, University of Warwick

We all know that the light from the Sun is responsible for the right conditions on Earth for life to thrive. But as humanity started taming electricity and entered the space era, we realised that the Sun influences the Earth environment in many more ways. In this lecture I will explore, using the latest imagery from satellite missions, how the activity of the Sun causes disturbances at Earth that are responsible for the northern lights but also for interruptions in communication, damaging satellites, and an increased risk for human space explorations.

Dr Erwin Verwichte is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Warwick with more than 20 years experience in the research of dynamics in the atmosphere of the Sun.

This public lecture forms part of the IAU Symposium 335 - Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts, for more information please visit the main conference webpage.

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Kennaway House, 6 Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

Car parking and directions

There are a limited number of parking spaces at Kennaway House, however a special rate for attendees at the public lecture has been arranged at the Bedford Lawn Car Park, which is just a short walk away. Spaces will be available from 18.00 - 20.00.

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Please complete the registration form using the 'Register' link on this page to register your attendance at this public lecture.

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