Public Lectures

We are pleased to announce the return of our public lectures—virtually at this time—beginning on October 7.  (Note: New time, 7:00-8:00pm)

Please see below for the current schedule of our Fall 2020 LASP Public Webinar Series. Additional webinars will be listed as they are finalized.

Useful information for attending our webinars:

  • Free and open to the public
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar (Click HERE to register for October lecture)
  • First Wednesdays, October-May, except January (unless otherwise noted)

For more information, contact the LASP Office of Communications and Outreach at epomail@lasp.colorado.edu.

Videos of the 2018-19 Public Lecture Series and other seasons can be viewed on the LASP YouTube channel.



Featured Public Event


Current Schedule:

The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)—2003 to 2020: Understanding the Role of Our Sun in Climate

The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)—2003 to 2020: Understanding the Role of Our Sun in Climate
Speaker:   Gary Rottman
Date:   Wednesday, Oct 07, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom (Link to Register)

Abstract:
 

The Sun is the dominant energy source for the Earth system. If the amount of sunlight changes there is a direct influence on our climate. In order to establish the impact humans have on climate, we must have solid knowledge of how the Sun varies on different timescales. LASP plays a major role in NASA’s effort to continually monitor the energy from the sun. For the past 50 years, LASP conducted sounding rocket and overlapping satellite programs to provide a long data record of the irradiance from the Sun. Perhaps the flagship program of LASP’s irradiance program is the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) launched in January 2003 and recently decommissioned at the end of February. SORCE successfully provided seventeen years of near continuous observations of solar irradiance and was the first to provide daily measurements of full spectral coverage from X-ray wavelengths, through the visible and into the infrared.

In this presentation, Gary Rottman—LASP scientist from 1972-2005 and the first SORCE principal investigator from 1989-2005—will discuss LASP’s decades of solar science missions and the contribution of SORCE to the critical, continuous solar data record. Rottman directed the development, launch, and early operations of SORCE until his retirement in 2005.

Title TBD (About the Libera mission)

Title TBD (About the Libera mission)
Speaker:   Peter Pilewski
Date:   Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00 (New Time!)
Location:   Zoom

Abstract:
 

Machine Learning at LASP: How we train computers to identify patterns in space data

Machine Learning at LASP: How we train computers to identify patterns in space data
Speaker:   Wendy Carande
Date:   Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00 (New Time!)
Location:   Zoom

Abstract: