Workshop: Electrostatics and Space
WHEN: Saturday, March 3rd, 9:30am–5pm

WHERE: Yerkes Observatory, 373 W Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI, 53191

COST: $75

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Space is not empty, but full of plasma and particles that you never expected to be there. "99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The magnetosphere surrounds and protects the earth from stellar plasma with a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles. Rockets, satellites and the International Space Station fly in plasma. Join us in learning about the exotic phenomena that surround the earth. Learn how the Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the hazards of space environment. This STEAM* workshop provides K-12 teachers with the background and activities to excite students to continue studying electrostatics, a wide application in many emerging fields of industry.

This workshop is presented by Enterprise In Space.

*STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

Questions about this event can be directed to yerkesassist@starsatyerkes.net

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