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A Quiet Day for the Sun

Discover how the Sun influences life on earth on this solar terrestrial physics study day.

Explore what we understand and what we still have to find out about the Sun and examine its relationship to the phenomenon of outstanding natural beauty that is the Northern Lights or Aurorae Borealis. How are these formed and what are their scientific significance? How do they relate to recent discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope concerning the auroras at Jupiter and Saturn? The day includes the opportunity to use Britain’s largest refracting telescope at the Royal Observatory and will be contextualised by a history of solar astronomy, 1600 – 1900.


Stan Cowley | talks
Dr Allan Chapman | talks | www
Lisa Jardine-Wright | talks
John Griffiths | talks


Date and Time:

2 December 2006 at 11:00 am


Full Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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