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Salisbury Area AGM & IOP Lecture: The Physics of the Earth's Aurora

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Committee meeting or AGM
13 February 2018 18:10 - 20:30
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Salisbury Area AGM and Committee meeting

Come along to the Salisbury White Hart and meet the local Committee - and propose yourself for a role at the AGM!

We will have refreshments from 18:10 with the AGM at 18:30

(Ask at reception which conference room we are in)

The AGM will follow with a lecture by the Institute of Physics, to be held at Sarum College in The Close.

Lecture Overview: The Physics of the Earth's Aurora

The Earth's Aurora is caused by particles streaming out from the Sun, which are then steered by the Earth's magnetic field towards the poles where they excite gas molecules high up in the atmosphere. The talk covers the physics of these processes and makes use of a planaterrella which models the process using two spheres in a vacuum chamber, one sphere acting as the Earth and the other as the Sun.


Tuesday 13th February 2018

Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE

Coffee and Tea from 7.00pm
Talk starts at 7.30pm 
Non-members Welcome – Admission Free


Dr. John Coxon
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Southampton


IOP Contact
Dr David Webb

Also see: events.iop.org



Dr. John Coxon, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton


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