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SolarFest - Family Fun Afternoon!

Come along from 3:30pm to join us for an afternoon of energy filled exploration in our Discovery Zone, featuring giant board games, a 3D printed solar tree, examples of different types of solar panels, solar telescopes, a solar powered pizza oven, and much more!

From 4pm we will also be welcoming Dr Erwin Verwichte for a family friendly lecture on space weather. Aimed at children 10+ this will be a fun and interactive talk designed to entertain and amuse not only the children, but the parents as well! After the talk finishes at 4:45pm you're welcome to carry on exploring the Discovery Zone until you have either seen and done everything you want to, or it closes! We'll be packing it up at 6:30pm so you'll have plenty of time to look round.

Please use the form below to register your place

Space Weather - How the Sun’s activity influences Earth’s environment

Dr Erwin Verwichte

We all know that the light from the Sun is responsible for the right conditions on Earth for life to thrive. But as humanity started taming electricity and entered the space era, we realised that the Sun influences the Earths environment in many more ways. In this lecture I will explore, using the latest imagery from satellite missions, how the activity of the Sun causes disturbances at Earth that are responsible for the northern lights but also for interruptions in communication, damaging satellites, and an increased risk for human space explorations.

Erwin is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Warwick with more than 20 years experience in the research of dynamics in the atmosphere of the Sun.

*Note all children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult whilst on campus.

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