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The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

March 2020

Space Weather: A Modern Hazard to Technology

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1EL United Kingdom

Talk by Dr Alan Thomson, Head of Geomagnetism, British Geological Survey. Admission is free and visitors are always welcome but you must register if you are not a member as spaces are limited. Space Weather describes the variability in the near-Earth space environment that is caused by magnetic activity in the Sun and in the solar wind. Geomagnetic storms, resulting from space weather, can influence the operation and reliability of both space-borne and ground-based technological systems and infrastructure. In this…

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