BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Glasgow Skeptics - ECPv4.5.8//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Glasgow Skeptics X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Glasgow Skeptics BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20171106T190000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/London:20171106T210000 DTSTAMP:20210308T162117 CREATED:20171005T193442Z LAST-MODIFIED:20171005T193442Z SUMMARY:Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: The Sleeping Giant DESCRIPTION:So we don’t have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date … but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead. \nThis month’s topic: The Sleeping Giant: The Current State of Solar Activity \nThe Sun has a natural 11 year activity cycle\, and we are currently experiencing a lull in solar activity known as solar minimum. How does this quiet period affect modern life here on earth? What have we learned about solar activity during the current solar cycle (including the recent total solar eclipse that was visible across the continental United States)? And what can we expect from the next solar cycle due to peak around 2022 when the next generation of solar telescopes will be online? \nAbout the Speaker:\nDr. Ryan Milligan has been researching solar flares and solar activity for over 10 years since obtaining his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He spent much of this time NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre working on NASA missions such as SOHO\, RHESSI\, and SDO\, and he currently holds the position of Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. He is also an avid solar eclipse chaser having experienced 8 eclipses to date. Prior to becoming a solar physicist\, Dr. Milligan was a truck driver in Northern Ireland\, and earlier this year he completed a trip to the Netherlands to collect components for the new Irish LOFAR radio telescope. You can watch his journey unfold in his upcoming BBC documentary\, Space Truckers. \n\nFor more information about Café Scientifique: \n\nVisit their website:\n\nThe talk is free – although they do ask for donations.\nAccessibility information for the venue can be found here:\n\n URL: LOCATION:163-157 Sauchiehall Street\, Glasgow\, G2 3EW\, United Kingdom ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/png: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR