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Dan Powers, CO-LABS
September 5th, 2015

The strange but true tales of AARDDVARK-Radio research in the Antarctic and Arctic 

Part of a publlic lecture series hosted by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU-Boulder

Speaker: Craig Rodger, University of Otago

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: LASP Space Technology Building, 1234 Innovation Dr. Directions

Seminar Abstract:

The space around the Earth is filled with fast moving particles trapped in two “belts” by our magnetic field. The belts were named the “Van Allen radiation belts” in 1958 honor of their discoverer, James Van Allen.

Earth-orbiting satellites can be damaged or even lost due to increased high-energy electron fluxes in the Earth’s radiation belts. Craig Rodger from New Zealand studies how these high energy particles are lost into the polar atmosphere using the AARDDVARK network located in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Doors open at 7 pm. Parking is free in the LSTB lot; all lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the LASP Office of Communications and Outreach at: epomail@lasp.colorado.edu or 303-735-0962.