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Seeing Jupiter’s Aurora in a different light
Seeing Jupiter’s Aurora in a different light

Mon, 05 Dec


Great Hall, Queen's House

Seeing Jupiter’s Aurora in a different light

As beautiful as the Earth’s northern and southern lights are, they can’t compete with Jupiter’s. Its aurorae dwarf our planet’s in every way and span almost every part of the electromagnetic spectrum – from infrared light to X-rays.

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05 Dec 2022, 19:15 – 21:00

Great Hall, Queen's House, Romney Rd, Greater, London SE10 9NF, UK

About the Event

But what can Jupiter’s X-ray aurorae teach us about the Sun and what do they have to do with alien worlds and black holes?

Bio: Dr Affelia Wibisono is currently an Astronomy Education Officer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Affelia has recently completed a PhD at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory, using observations by space telescopes and spacecraft, such as XMM-Newton, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Juno spacecraft, to investigate how and why Jupiter produces intense X-ray aurorae. Affelia’s vast science communication portfolio includes writing for NASA, performing at the Cheltenham Science Festival and giving TV interviews for Sky News. Over the last 10 years, Affelia has worked with organisations, such as the Science Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Royal Institution, to educate, engage, and enthuse everyone from toddlers to grandparents to school groups, in science.

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