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


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Dr Melanie Windridge take us through a tour through the Artic Circle to view and understand the northern lights.


Date and Time

06 December 2017 - 18:30-21:30


Salisbury, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Joint Event.
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. 

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


18.30 Arrival and refreshments

19.00 Lecture starts

20.00 Canape Reception

21.30 depart

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


£10 incl vat

Additional information

This is a joint event with Salisbury IMechE and after the lecture there will be a canapé reception where members, their guest and friends will have the opportunity to talk with the speaker.

There is a £10 per head charge to cover the cost of the reception

Registration information

Register and book via the IMechE Salisbury website at https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/Salisbury-Area/event-detail?id=13641

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