Solar Week Live Webinar: Auroras and Citizen Science
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:30 PM
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aurora over landWe're excited to announce that the spring 2019 Solar Week live webinar will take place on March 21 with Dr. Liz MacDonald of Auorasaurus talking about Aurora Citizen Science and the Power of the Crowd. What are the Northern Lights and how do you know when is the best time to see them? How can you (YES, you) make contributions to NASA science? You will be introduced to the beautiful basics of the physics that cause the aurora borealis, how you can participate, and how scientists are using both satellite data and information from the public to figure out where and when they are best seen. We’ll discuss new technology, as well as well as learn about the Sun, magnetic fields, and plasma glitter (!) by putting the Northern Lights in the spotlight. From this example, we can see how everyone can contribute, and how new discoveries can be made in that process.

Dr Liz MacDonald is a space physicist who works at NASA. Liz has been studying the glitter of the Northern Lights for 20+ years, and it never ceases to amaze her. In addition to doing citizen science and outreach, Liz does some amazing high-tech space physics. She has also led teams that build instruments to measure charged particles in the space environment for NASA and DOE satellite and rocket missions. She is the founder of the first citizen science project about the Northern Lights called Aurorasaurus. In 2018 her project published a landmark new study documenting the origin of a newly recognized type of aurora called STEVE. She will tell you this story too. Outside of work, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and poetry.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 21, 2019 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Aurora Citizen Science and the Power of the Crowd
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