LASP Public Lecture—The Sun, Climate, and a New Solar Mission

Earth and Sun

The Sun provides nearly all the energy for the Earth’s climate system. Even small changes in the Sun’s energy output can have large effects on climate, since the energy received from the Sun is so much greater than all other climate energy sources combined. A new spacecraft experiment to be launched later this year will be continuing the existing measurement record of the Sun’s energy output.

Dr. Greg Kopp will discuss what we know about the Sun and its influences on Earth’s climate, and describe the current and planned measurements of this important solar climate data record.

Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the LASP LSTB building (Auditorium 299), located at 1234 Innovation Drive in the east campus research park. Parking and admission are FREE. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/public-lectures, call (303) 492-8257 or e-mail: epomail@lasp.colorado.edu

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