The Space Weather Center launches a series of educational seminar talks focused on scientific, engineering, and sociological aspects of cutting-edge space weather research.

Space weather phenomena are driven by magnetic storms on the Sun and echoed in the near-Earth space environment. Severe space weather events present significant health risks to astronauts working in space, and may have a detrimental effect on satellite missions, navigation systems, communication networks, power grids, cross-polar air traffic, and many other modern human technologies.

The SWC seminars will provide an entertaining overview of this important research subject in a set of educational lectures delivered by leading experts from CUA and NASA. The seminars are open to all interested CUA students; faculty and staff are welcome.

Schedule of talks

October 25, 1016 (Tuesday): An Introduction to Space Weather

November 01, 2016 (Tuesday): The Science of Solar HURRICANES

November 16, 2016 (Wednesday): Forecasting Extreme Space Weather

November 30, 2016: (Wednesday): Space Hazards and THE Human Society

Scientific meetings

First International Workshop on Small Satellites for Space Weather Research & Forecasting (Aug 1-4 2017, Washington DC)

The workshop is organized by the Catholic University Space Weather Center together with NASA/GSFC. It will be the first dedicated scientific meeting focusing on specific needs of space weather studies using smallsat platforms.

The workshop invites a broad scope of contributions related to the applications of small satellites to space weather observations, research, analyses, forecasting, and operations, including those utilizing the CubeSat reference design.

The overarching goal of the workshop is to identify target scientific questions, geospace domains, and space weather conditions for which small satellites have a decisive advantage over traditional space weather monitoring platforms.

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