Living with a Star with Professor Lyndsay Fletcher

Join Professor Lyndsay Fletcher at Glasgow Science Centre as she discusses solar flares, their causes and effects on Earth as part of The David Elder Lecture Series.

Living with a Star with Professor Lyndsay Fletcher

About Living with a Star with Professor Lyndsay Fletcher

On the 6th of September 2017 a colossal blast of energy and radiation was unleashed from the solar atmosphere. It was among the most powerful solar flares in modern times, comparable to the famous 'Carrington' event of 1859 which caused dramatic effects on the communications systems of the time.

Such large flares are rare, but flares of all sizes are a common occurrence when the Sun is active, and are thought to be caused by the Sun shedding the excess magnetic energy that builds up in its atmosphere. Using observations from space-based and ground-based instruments, this talk will discuss how we observe and understand flares, their causes and effects on Earth, and what the likelihood is that the Sun will produce a 'superflare', such as are observed on other solar-like stars.

David Elder Lecture: "Living with a Star" with Professor Lyndsay Fletcher
Wed 28th Feb 1830/ 200
£6
Adults only

Glasgow Science Centre is proud to host the David Elder Lectures in partnership with the University of Strathclyde's Department of Physics.

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