The European Space Weather Week
posted: Sep 10, 2009
'Good evening' The weatherman presents the daily weather talk on television. But, is a space weather talk science fiction? Not at all. 24/7, satellites and earth based observatories monitor the Sun. Space weather bulletins and forecasts are sent out.
A whole scientific community studies our star: long term events, short term events like light, mass and particle explosions and the ever lasting solar wind attacking the Earth and other planets.
For the sixth time, Belgium welcomes the European space weather scene. During one week in November, space weather, the science behind, its impact on communication systems, services and applications and health issues will be discussed among scientists, industry and users.
Space weather is an important issue, especially with the new solar cycle knocking on the door, probably soon.