Listening to the Heart of the Sun from the Earth's South Pole

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Science / Technology - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Buckhead Branch Library
Large Meeting Room
269 Buckhead Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost: Free
Description: Presented by Professor Stuart Mark Jefferies from Georgia State University.

This presentation is aimed at late teens and adults.

Reservations Required.

The sun is a noisy place. Boiling and bubbling gases at the Suns surface are continuously producing sonic booms. The resulting sound waves, whose frequencies are too low to be heard by human ears, travel throughout the Sun and can be used to study the interior of the star: in much the same way as ultrasound is used to look inside our bodies.

Professor Jefferies will discuss what hes learned about the heart of the Sun and provide reasons why scientists go to the South Pole to listen to it. He will also share his travel log of what it is like to live and work at the South Pole.
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Created: January 2, 2019 at 4:34 PM

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