Living With Our Star
Date and time25 May 2023 - 6.00pm - 7.00pm BST
LocationRoom: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin BuildingUniversity of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Living With Our Star information
Entry fee: Free
Join Robert Walsh, Professor of Solar Physics, on a journey to explore our nearest star.
Our Sun may appear tranquil and constant, but it is in fact a seething ball of million-degree electrified gases!
Recently, the view of our closest star has been transformed due to dedicated, space-based observatories. Using the latest images and movies, we will track the flow of energy from the nuclear reactions at the heart of the star right down to our own home planet.
Along the way we’ll psychoanalyse the Sun’s magnetic personality, surf along shock waves in the solar wind and run for cover from solar storms as we try to predict the effect of space weather upon the Earth.
You are welcome to join either in person or online.