Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!): Intro to Space Weather

Join McMurdo scientist, Arunima Prakash, LIVE from McMurdo, Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on an Introduction to space weather followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera and ask your questions directly to Arunima and her colleagues. 

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More information about CIRES Education & Outreach's Science Show & Share:

Introduction to Space Weather 

  • What is space weather and how does it impact us? 
  • How do we study space weather? 
  • Why are we interested in space weather? 

We have some amazing photos of the aurora and space at night. Come join us and be inspired by Arunima to dive deeper into space.

About the Speaker - Arunima Prakash

Arunima Prakash, a CIRES/aerospace engineering PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, is studying polar mesospheric clouds - Earth’s highest clouds and their relation to the Sun and the polar vortex effects with CIRES fellow Dr. Xinzhao Chu. At McMurdo Station, Arunima will be training and learning lidar operations to lead the next winter season in 2023. She recently was recognized at the 2022 International Laser Radar Conference for best student oral presentation and won second place in the student poster competition at the Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions Program workshop in June. Arunima will soon be publishing the presented results in her journal paper. 



Tuesday, November 15, 2022
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm


  • Education & Outreach


  • General Public


  • Seminar
  • Open to Public