The Skylight Astronomical Society will be hosting Leon Golub, a senior astrophysicist from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, who has been studying the Sun and solar-type stars since the Skylab missions in 1973-4 and the Einstein Observatory in 1978. He has written several books in his field “The Solar Corona”, “Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of our Sun” as well as a children’s book called “Earth Moon and Sun”.
Join us Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm to learn about “Space Weather” - how geomagnetic storms, the Van Allen radiation belts, aurora, coronal mass ejections, and solar flares can damage satellites and threaten the lives of astronauts. Dr. Golub will talk about the dangerous and violent “empty space” above Earth’s atmosphere, where the magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere and exosphere trap magnetized plasma, high energy particles and radiation coming from the Sun.
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