When: Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Where: Center Green 1, South Auditorium.
Speaker: Dr. Frank Eparvier, Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was launched in early 2010 to observe the Sun with unprecedented spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution. From the first moment the instruments started started sending data back, we saw things we'd never seen before, from the fluctuations of a quiet Sun to the global nature of solar flares. I will give an overview of the Sun's influence on the Earth, of the SDO mission, and of some of the interesting results we've obtained from the EUV Variability Experiment during the first year of observations.