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Solar Max

Dr Lucie Green MPhys PhD

Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL Department of

Space and Climate Physics, Dorking, Surrey


There is more to our Sun than meets the eye. Observations from spacecraft have, over the last 50 years, revealed dynamic and active behaviour to our Sun that cannot be seen from the Earth. This activity is predicted to peak in 2013. This talk will discuss the science behind the activity and how eruptions of magnetic field from the Sun’s atmosphere can drive catastrophic failures of technology that we take for granted.



20th March 2013

Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre of the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.

Due to Industrial Action at the Museum this lecture has been moved to the Large Shandon Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University

This lecture is open to members and non-members as the Society’s contribution to Science Week.

Admission is free but booking essential: 029 2057 3148

The chromosphere taken with the SOHO spacecraft

Image courtesy of SOHO (ESA & NASA)

See Dr Green’s 2011 Ignite lecture  at “Googleplex,” Mountain View, California.