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Exploring Space Lectures: "Space Weather and the Solar Connection"
Lecture 3: Living with a Star
Exploring Space Lectures Series
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Thompson
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC
6:00 pm: Doors Open for informal educational programming 7:00 pm: FREE showing of 3D Sun 7:30 pm: Meet the Lecturer 8:00 pm: Lecture begins
6:00 pm: Doors Open for informal educational programming
7:00 pm: FREE showing of 3D Sun
7:30 pm: Meet the Lecturer
8:00 pm: Lecture begins
Dr. Barbara Thompson will further explore the Sun-Earth connection and how it is being studied by the armada of ground-based and space-based observatories that are making more than a global effort, cooperating in the International Heliophysical Year (IHY). She will highlight results from the SOHO satellite mission and will describe how the program "Living with a Star" supports the goals of the IHY.
Pre-lecture activities, including Discovery Stations, a film feature, and a "get to know the lecturer" warm-up with the lecturer begin at 6:00 p.m. Free tickets are required and may be reserved at airandspace.si.edu/tickets. Check Web site for updates on pre-lecture activities.
The Exploring Space Lectures are made possible by the generous support of NASA, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp and Aerojet.