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Open Dome VIRTUAL - Death by Sun - Impact of Solar Activity on Earth

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Our peaceful Sun has a raging and active side that we on Earth are facing every day. Join Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) in his talk Death by Sun - Impact of Solar Activity on Earth to find out more.

  • From: Thursday 25 May 2023, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 25 May 2023, 10 pm
  • Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 25 May 2023, 8.00 pm
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Our Sun seems to be the quite and reliable companion in the sky giving warmth and light to us. However, it is an active star showing many forms of variability. This also includes the recent flurry of Northern Lights observed across the UK. But in what other ways does our Sun impact Earth and are we ever in any danger?

Life on Earth has developed over millennia in the presence of an ever active Sun. Our planet has its own protective shield that gives us protection from most of the Sun's activity. Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) will be exploring in his talk Death by Sun - Impact of Solar Activity on Earth different types of solar activity and their origins. He will then explore how they interact with Earth and cause phenomena beyond the usual Northern Lights. In his talk we will also be introduced to the dangers solar activity can pose especially for our ever growing electronic infrastructure and satellites.

Booking is required for this event while attending in person. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.

This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend virtually and only the talk component. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who is attending virtually in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.

You can also attend the event in person and enter our planetarium but would need to book the Open Dome IN PERSON event to purchase your ticket.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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