An AFTERNOON in the science basement
Are you interested in learning some cool science? Come with us for an afternoon to listen to and discuss with scientists and researchers about their work. This is your opportunity to speak with a real live scientist, to find out about how they go about doing their work and to ask the burning questions you've always wanted to. For the scientific audience out there, we think science outreach is a very important task for the next generation of scientists. So, let's get involved!
From the Sun to the Earth: Journey of a solar storm
Tiedekulma (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Lucile Turc and Maxime Grandin
“Warning: solar storm incoming! A tremendous eruption in the Sun’s atmosphere has just unleashed a giant cloud of solar particles, scheduled to reach Earth within a few days. Aurora catchers are already preparing their cameras, while spacecraft operators are checking the latest space weather forecasts, evaluating the expected impact of the storm in near-Earth space. Let’s follow this solar storm on its turbulent journey across the solar system! From its birth in the solar atmosphere to its complicated relationship with the Earth’s magnetic field, we’ll take you through the fascinating life of a solar storm, whose complexity still poses a serious challenge to scientists. Buckle up and enjoy the show as the storm sweeps throughout our whole solar system, giving birth to colourful auroras at Earth, Mars, and even the giant planets.”
An Afternoon in the Science Basement is supported by the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Doctoral School in Health Sciences (DSHealth) at the University of Helsinki, and the Otto Malm Foundation.