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Our Eye on the Sun

We have a new eye on the Sun. NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on February 11, 2010, and SDO is continuously observing the Sun with unprecedented resolution. The solar instruments aboard SDO have 16 Megapixel cameras, more than eight times better resolution than High Definition (HD) TV. These instruments obtain images and spectra every 10 seconds, 24/7, and are revealing new results about solar storms. The solar output is critical to life on Earth as the Sun provides the majority of energy for our Earth environment, and our ever-growing technology is sensitive to the large solar storms. At this lecture, Dr. Tom Woods, a Principal Investigator for SDO will offer an overview of the solar influence on Earth and present dazzling new movies of the Sun from SDO. Recorded 15 June 2010.

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Free AGCI Walter Orr Roberts Public Lecture - Aug 19

Free AGCI Walter Orr Roberts Public Lecture - Aug 19

AGCI cordially invites you to a public lecture August 19 as part of our 25th annual Walter Orr Roberts Memorial Public Lecture Series. "Coral reefs and climate change: an ecosystem meets its match" Presented by Dr. Joanie Kleypas The lecture will begin at 6 pm and will take place at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies Hallam Lake (100 Puppy Smith Street in Aspen). A wine and cheese reception will follow.

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