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Royal Observatory Christmas lecture

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 15th Dec 2023

 £10

Hear about the latest cutting-edge satellite research and developments in how we observe the Earth from space with Professor John Remedios, Director of the National Centre for Earth Observation.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual Christmas lecture is held in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, and features talks from pioneering figures in astronomy and space science.

Lecture title: Observing the Earth from Space - Hot to cold and glowing!

Satellites orbiting the Earth are enabling us to explore our own planet in ways we could not have believed possible only a few decades ago. From the inspiring vantage point of space, we can see the whole world and its tiniest details, and through increasingly long-lived satellite missions we are able to track change, both productive and detrimental. In this lecture, we will explore how satellite observations enable us to get to grips with our own fascinating world, illustrated by that most fundamental characteristic of a planet, temperature, and all its consequences.

How is temperature a marker of change? How does it control Earth’s infrared glow? How does it shift our planet’s environment and climate in both small and truly disruptive ways through intense heat and freezing cold? The intrinsic nature of temperature challenges us to observe the many other aspects of the planet which are implicated with it, and the new fleets of satellites are rising to that challenge.

We will see some key examples of the most advanced satellite instruments in action. In the end, we'll begin to understand and debate what it is about our planet that makes it one in a billion Earth-like planets or at least 1 in 5000 of the known exoplanets, and how sensitive is it to change.


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2023-12-15 2023-12-15 Europe/London Royal Observatory Christmas lecture Hear about the latest cutting-edge satellite research and developments in how we observe the Earth from space. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2023/12/15/royal-observatory-christmas-lecture-362945 Royal Observatory Greenwich,Blackheath Avenue, London ,London,

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Royal Observatory Greenwich,

Blackheath Avenue, London ,
London,
SE10 8XJ

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