Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum

The Parker Solar Probe: Humanity's First Visit to Our Star

When
Tue Jul 10
Where
Cafe Baklava Medeterrainian Grill
Time
11:45am to 1:00pm
Cost
$16 - $22
Tags
Educational Organizations, Organizations, Technology

Description

Phyllis Whittlesey

The Parker Solar Probe: Humanity's First Visit to Our Star

Phyllis Whittlesey, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral scholar at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory and an instrument scientist on the Parker Solar Probe. She earned her undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Texas at Arlington and her graduate degrees from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The Parker Solar Probe, with a launch window between July 31 and August 19, 2018, will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. It will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.

Phyllis will give an overview of solar physics, summarize the mission of the Parker Solar Probe, and talk about some of the outstanding questions solar researchers are hoping to solve with Parker Solar Probe data.

More Info

Link
http://tian.greens.org/TASC.shtml
Call
650 969-7215

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