Long Eaton Astronomical Society Meeting – Thursday 7th February 2013

We are pleased to welcome Dr Alan Wood who will be giving a talk about the Northern Lights next Thursday starting at 6pm.

And here is the weather … from space!

The Northern Lights are one of the most stunning natural phenomena in the world.  Twisting ribbons of green and red hanging in the night sky have fascinated people for centuries, but it is only in the last hundred years that we have begun to understand them.

Today we know that the Northern Lights are just one effect of ‘Space Weather’ – other effects include power cuts, damage to satellites and disruption to GPS.  We have a wealth of scientific projects trying to better understand space weather but there are many exciting challenges too – those travelling to the high Arctic must be prepared for the extreme cold, constant darkness and polar bears!

Come and hear about the latest discoveries in this exciting adventure.

The meeting is open to members of the public, if you are not currently a member of the society please email the observatory to book your places. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

On arrival follow the signs from main reception to the observatory building, refreshments will be available from 5.45pm with the meeting starting at 6pm. After the talk there will be an observing opportunity if the weather is clear.

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