"Living in the Sun's Atmosphere"
By Dr. Lucie Green, Mullard Space Science
Monday December 8th 2008 at 8:00pm
Dr. Lucie Green is well known from her many appearances on BBC's
Sky at Night program. She is also the co-presenter of the
BBC/Open University astronomy program "Stardate"
In this lecture she will talk about the way the Sun, our nearest
neighbour, affects our daily lives. Dr. Green will examine
the threats posed by coronal mass ejections and solar
flares. Solar flares were first observed in 1859 by Richard
Christopher Carrington and Richard Hodgson and have since been
observed from stars outside our solar system. They typically
take 5 days to reach earth but depending on the intensity can take
as little as 15 minutes.
She will also show how utterly dependant we are on the Sun for
our very existence, as is all life on Earth.
Dr Green studied Astrophysics in Sussex University before going
to Mullard Space Science Laboratory. She is a frequent
contributor to BBC's Sky at Night.
Book seats HERE
Order DVD HERE
Physics Bldg, Trinity
College, Dublin 2.
Near the Westland Row or Lincoln Place entrances
Directions and maps: How to get to Trinity
Map of area
around Trinity College
Admission: € 7 (€
5 members and concessions)
This lecture is also available to members nationwide
on DVD, which you can order by credit card online HERE or by calling (01) 847 0777 (alternatively post a
cheque or postal order to: December 2008 DVD, Astronomy Ireland, PO. Box
2888, Dublin 5.) As a sample, a low-resolution version will be
available FREE on this website. DVDs of this and past
lectures are just €7 each (add €5 for P&P for any number of