Space Weather: Impacts on New Zealand

14 November 2018 - Rutherford's Den Lecture Theatre

Space weather is a phenomenon few New Zealanders know about, yet in the increasingly technological world we live in, knowledge is power.

Leading New Zealand experts on space weather and its impact on earth will deliver presentations about the high impact, low probability events space weather can contribute to. Damage to electrical networks in extreme cases leading to power blackouts and potential for increased radiation dosages for aircraft travel, to name a few.

This event is presented by the University of Otago in association with the Otago Museum and Victoria University of Wellington.

Panelists include:

• Professor Craig Rodger – Department of Physics, University of Otago
• Dr Malcolm Ingham – senior lecturer in Physics, Victoria University
• Dr Ian Griffin – Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Otago and director of the Otago Museum

More information is available here.

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre, Clock Tower, the Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard.

Free, but registration is required

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.