Monday, 8 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
The story of Space Weather is a fascinating tale encompassing over 2000 years of human history and includes names that many people would recognize – Aristotle, Halley, Galileo, Celsius, Herschel, Kelvin, and Marconi. From early observations and theory of the aurora, to the invention of the telescope that led to realizing the sun is a dynamic object, to the 1859 Carrington Event, to modern-day space weather impacts, this story has the potential to capture the public’s imagination and stir public interest in a phenomenon that can significantly impact their lives. Space Scientists can capitalize on opportunities to use a storytelling approach to teach the public about Space Weather and broaden the level of general knowledge on, and interest in, this subject.
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