Sponsor: Seattle Section Affinity Group,CN
Speaker: Tamitha Mulligan Skov of The Aerospace Corporation
Meeting Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 4PM

Reservations: IEEE
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Join us for an overview of the Space Weather phenomena and how it affects our daily lives, including some real world examples of average events. Find out where we are in the new solar cycle and how activity is just beginning to ramp up again.

1. What is the temperature on Mars today?
2. How much gamma radiation penetrates our atmoshere vs. an astronauts daily exposure on the Space Station?
3. How are radiation/particles affecting aircraft navigations?

Bio: Dr. Mulligan Skov works actively in the fields of solar and space physics, focusing on space weather phenomena such as coronal mass ejections, solar flares, solar energetic particles, and galactic cosmic rays. She is particularly concerned with the effects these phenomena have on space assets in near-Earth space, the effects on satellite and emergency radio communication, GPS/GNSS signal reception through the ionosphere, and the effects of induced currents at ground level. Her forecasting work as the โ€œSpace Weather Womanโ€ is widely known on social media such as You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook. She has been featured in Popular Science Magazine, in MIT Technology Review, and on television shows for The Weather Channel and The History Channel. She makes regular appearances on TMRO.TV for Space News and TwiT TV for Ham Nation, doing space weather forecasts under her amateur radio callsign WX6SWW.

Along with her own forecasting work, she is currently a professor at Millerville University and is actively training meteorology students in the art of forecasting space weather effects for industry, the public, and emerging space markets. She has been an instructor at the Aerospace Institute and has served on multiple review and anomaly teams for NASA, NOAA, and other government and private contractors. She has also served as an audio forensics analyst and instructor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), hosted at Aerospace and funded by the Department of Justice.

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