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Exploring Space Lectures: "Space Weather and the Solar Connection"

Lecture 4: Forecasting Space Weather

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Exploring Space Lectures
Presenter: Dr. Tom Bogdan
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
8:00 pm
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC

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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. Tom Bogdan, Director of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, will provide an overview of how space weather can affect our advanced technologies-based global economy. The Center is the official source for our Nation's space weather prediction, forecast, and warning services. It operates 24/7 and is one of a handful of National Critical Systems operated by the National Weather Service. Using real-time data from a variety of sources, his staff provides space weather guidance that is critical for the safety and success of our most advanced technologies; including space exploration missions; homeland security and national defense; telecommunications satellites; air transportation communications; and the national power grid infrastructure.

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 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.

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