On September 29, Dr. C. Alex Young will present “A Space Weather Report: Preparing Space Explorers for Bad Weather throughout the Solar System.” As the Associate Director of Science for the Heliophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Young specializes in studying space weather and solar storms and oversees education and public outreach.
According to Dr. Young, the space around our planet may seem empty, but it isn’t. The solar wind, magnetic storms, and other phenomena emanating from our sun and other stars can threaten space travelers. The largest single challenge for astronauts traveling to Mars will be to overcome exposure to solar storms and radiation. Dr. Young will discuss how NASA is dealing with the threats of bad weather in space to make sure that it will be safe for future travelers.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building
For inquiries about this program, contact Stephanie Marcus in the Science, Technology & Business Division at 202-707-1192. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].