Solar Storm Warning
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Lowell Series on Astronomy Presents: Solar Storm Warning
Wednesday, April 10 | 7: 00 p.m.
Registration begins on Monday, March 25 for Museum members and Wednesday, March 27 for the general public
Justin C. Kasper, PhD, astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-ray Group for the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are currently the biggest “explosions” in our solar system, packing the power of nearly one billion hydrogen bombs. Through stunning visuals in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, explore how these geomagnetic storms can cause awesome sights, but also huge interruptions in the technologies we depend on every day.
This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
Scientific inquiry exposes nature’s hidden synergies and tests the boundaries of what we think is possible. While many advancements are life sustaining, recent events in the natural world force us to ask how far we should take our technology and how far we should push nature. Join us for a mind-expanding investigation into phenomena that reveal how interconnected we are with the natural world, a journey to help us find our place in nature’s equilibrium.
We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit mos.org/events.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers." For more information, visit mos.org.