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Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture 2017 Aurora in search of the Northern Lights by Dr Melanie Windridge

Lecture

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Do we really understand the northern lights? Come and hear Dr Melanie Windridge a leading plasma physicist come and explain the real Norther Lights.

Date and Time

06 December 2017 - 18:30-21:30

Location

Salisbury, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts local network. Contact John Savage john@quavey.co.uk for more information.


About this event

Do we really understand the northern lights?  Tour operators will have us believe that we do, but there are still mysteries hidden behind the dancing curtains of light.

Interweaving the science with a background of their history, folklore and changing landscape, Aurora brings together space, place and science in magnificent style. In a journey that takes her through Scandinavia, Canada and Svalbard, culminating in a spectacular solar eclipse, Dr Melanie Windridge delves into the Northern Lights.
 
This beautiful and inspiring lecture will describe our connection to the Sun, the scientific processes behind the polar lights, and some of the unwanted technological effects of Space Weather – with beautiful images and adventure stories.


Speaker Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer....with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in plasma physics (fusion energy) from Imperial College London and is currently Communications  Consultant for fusion start up Tokamak Energy.

Programme

18:30 Arrival and Refreshments

19.00 Lecture

20:00 (approx) Canapé Reception

21.30 Depart

Continuing Professional Development

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Cost

£10 including VAT

Additional information

This is a joint event with the Salisbury branch of the IMechE. 

After the lecture there will be a canapé reception where members and their guest and friends will be able to meet and talk with the speaker.   There will be a £10 charge to cover the cost of the reception

Registration information

More information and registration through the IMechE website at https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/Salisbury-Area/event-detail?id=13641

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