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Mini magnetospheres
Dr Ruth Bamford

Mini Magnetospheres Earth's protective shield, ESA/ATG medialab.
  • Monday 15 June 2015, 7.00PM to 8.30pm
  • Free admission
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  • PL/001, Physics Exhibition Centre, Department of Physics (map)


Wheelchair accessible.

Event details

University of York

One of the biggest dangers while travelling in space is exposure to potentially lethal bursts of radiation from the sun. Ruth Bamford, from RAL Space, will discuss how to protect astronauts with Star Trek-style deflector shields, and the importance of these shields on future manned missions to Mars. The talk will begin at 7pm with an awards presentation for the winners of the Astrocampus Astrophotography competition.

Speaker biography

Dr Ruth Bamford is a leading researcher into Mini Magnetospheres with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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