University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, May 4, 2009
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

David G Sibeck
Goddard Space Flight Center
THEMIS and Substorms

NASA's THEMIS mission, launched in February 2007, comprises 5 identically-instrumented spacecraft and an array of ground magnetometers and all-sky cameras that cover Canada and the northern United States.  The primary objectives of the mission are to pinpoint when and where substorms begin and how they develop thereafter.  In this interactive talk, the audience is invited to participate in the analysis of a well-known substorm that  occurred on February 26, 2008, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Catha Stewart at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.