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.
• 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.