Space Weather: Our Changing Sun and its Effect on Our Modern World
Similar to terrestrial weather, "Space Weather" causes a wide variety of issues that affect our daily lives. From the disruption of amateur radio and satellite signal reception to the beautiful light displays of the aurora, this talk will give an overview of Space Weather and the multi-faceted impact it has on our modern world. We will begin with the origin of Space Weather at the Sun and then discuss how solar phenomena interact with the Earth's magnetic shield and ionosphere. Finally, we will talk about the Sun’s changing activity cycle and the kinds of impacts this variability will have in our future.
Tamitha Mulligan Skov
Tamitha Skov works primarily in the fields of solar and space physics research and in the testing of spacecraft materials in realistic space radiation environments. She is an instructor at The Aerospace Institute and has served as an audio forensics analyst and instructor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), funded by the Department of Justice. Her forecasting work as the "Space Weather Woman" is widely known on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and she has made appearances on several television shows for The Weather Channel and The History Channel.
Space Weather Woman
"What's Up?" in this month will be presented by Geovanni Somoza from LAAS