Explorers Seminar Series—Simulating Plasmas in Space with the Iowa Planeterrella

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Simulating Plasmas in Space with the Iowa Planeterrella

What on earth is a planeterrella?  It's a piece of research equipment that we on earth use to recreate phenomena such as the aurora borealis/Australis, the Van Allen radiation belts, stellar jets, coronal holes, and stellar ring currents.   Magnets, a vacuum chamber, & more! Here's a unique opportunity to join Professor Scott Baalrud as he uses the Iowa Planeterrella to recreate space phenomena right here in the Old Capitol Museum! 

Reception to follow.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Liz Crooks in advance at liz-crooks@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3591.

Old Capitol Museum
21 North Clinton Street
Room: Senate Chamber
Iowa City, IA 52240