East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Looking at the Sun
- Solar flares, the GRIPS telescope & adventures in Antarctica with Nicole Duncan
UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab (SSL) built a telescope to better understand how the largest flares accelerate particles. The Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) instrument used the world’s most advanced germanium detectors to detect gamma-rays from flares.
The team travelled to Antarctica in Dec 2015 to launch the telescope and recover the data. Join this month’s East Bay café to learn more about solar flares, the GRIPS telescope and the Antarctic adventure to launch it.
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