Guest Speaker: Space Weather Expert

Michael Burleson, Writer

On Tuesday, February 23rd,  Emily Willis, a NASA Space Environment Analyst and former Payload Operations Director for the International Space Station, will be making a guest appearance here in the Bob Jones AV room from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Astronomy Club is hosting this event, but it’s open to everyone to attend.

Ms. Stratton commented, “I think this is going to be a great talk, and the astronomy club is excited about it.”

Ms. Willis will be discussing the importance of the space’s environment, the sun’s active cycle, and why all of this matters to us here on Earth. She will also be doing demonstrations and giving away prizes!

“I am going to the space weather talk because I think it will be interesting to learn about weather related phenomenon outside of planet earth and see how it’s different than what we experience here, ” said senior Kayla Buckelew.

But what is space weather exactly? It is the natural processes in space that can affect the near-earth environment, satellites, and space travel, such as magnetospheric disturbances solar coronal events. But why is this important? Well, you need to attend the meeting to find out.