Rodney Viereck, Director of NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center will deliver a fascinating talk on Space Weather and shaer some of the most beautiful aspects of space weather including the aurora.
Did you know that, in addition to predicting rain and snow, the the NOAA National Weather Service predicts solar flares and aurora? The Space Weather Prediction Center is in Boulder and we forecast space weather.
What is Space Weather?
Who cares about space weather?
Should you care about space weather?
Is this just one more thing I have to worry about
Rodney Viereck, Director of NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center will answer these questions and more. I will also talk about the most beautiful aspect of space weather, the aurora.
Dr. Rodney Viereck received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Alaska studying the aurora, airglow, and the upper atmosphere. He spent eight years with the Air Force Research Laboratory where he studied the optical, chemical, and dynamical processes near spacecraft in low Earth orbit. He participated in more than sixteen experiments on twelve space shuttle missions.
Dr. Viereck has spent the last 22 years at the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center where he is currently the head of the Applied Research Section and the Director of the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Test-bed. His group focuses on the development of applications and models and the transition of models into operations to support of space weather forecasters. His research interests include: space weather and its effects on the terrestrial environment and technologies; solar X-ray-EUV-UV irradiance impacts on the upper atmosphere and ionosphere; the aurora; sun-climate connections.
ABOUT SCIENCE ON TAP
Science on Tap is a monthly opportunity for science enthusiasts and beer lovers to come together and discover the latest and greatest research in science and technology that is happening right here on the Front Range. Presented by Gunbarrel Brewing Company, local scientists across a variety of disciplines present their work in a fun, informal, and interactive setting while enjoying some of Boulder’s finest craft beers. You can expect plenty of beer to be flowing, a 30-40 minute presentation with intermission followed by discussion and Q&A.
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TICKETS REQUIRED for entry to event.
DOORS at 6:30pm
TALK BEGINS: 7pm
Please arrive early to select a beer, enjoy the food truck and select your seats.
Please know that if you are late, you may forfeit your reserved seat.
No tickets required to enter taproom.
Guests without tickets are welcome to line up at the entry to the talk to fill up unused seats. Un-ticketed guests may select from remaining seats at 7pm, once admitted by venue staff but not prior out of respect for tickets holders.