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Solar Storm Warning at the Charles Hayden Panetarium

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL:

Please send the museum an email and let them know so that they can release the tickets. [masked]

 

The waitlist below is meaningless.

This event requires registration through Eventbrite but it is sold out. If you registered in time and the museum knows of your intentions then you are all set.

Anyone who doesn't have a ticket through Eventbrite but still would like to go, you can come to the museum after 6:00 pm on the day of and get on the list to get an unclaimed ticket. It's a slight risk but I have never seen anyone get turned away that showed up so give it a shot.

Wednesday, April 10 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Thanks to The Generosity of The Lowell Institute who paid for all of this to happen so that we can show up and enjoy and learn!



With Justin C. Kasper, PhD, astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-ray Group for the High Energy Astrophysics Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~jkasper/

Solar flares and coronal mass ejections are currently the biggest "explosions" in our solar system, packing the power of nearly one billion hydrogen bombs. Through stunning visuals in the Charles Hayden Planetarium, explore how these geomagnetic storms can cause awesome sights, but also huge interruptions in the technologies we depend on every day.

 

If you've registered with Eventbrite effectively, pick up your reserved ticket at the table in the lobby and meet us near the entrance to the planetarium (most likely in front of the Omni Theater then we can get in line at 6:40) If this makes no sense, follow it exactly and it will work out. If it still doesn't make sense, you skipped a step and might need to re-evaluate. Worst case scenario, just go to Dante at 9:00 and have a drink and relax. When the sun blows up, you will probably not be called upon to provide assistance so I wouldn't worry about what you might have missed. In summary, I'm going to speculate that your cell phone and GPS will be fried and all of the doomsday preppers that I'm mostly afraid of will have to be negotiated with for food and supplies.

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  • Doreen C.

    Excellent lecture....great visuals and the speaker was knowledgeable and very capable of sharing it with the layman listener. Wow!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker! :)

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there someone with a sign here? or are we sitting in a specific area?

    April 10, 2013

  • Odette I.

    here in line. save a seat for mee, pliiiiis :)

    April 10, 2013

  • Odette I.

    hold tix... walking there...

    April 10, 2013

  • Odette I.

    still driving in Cambridge!

    April 10, 2013

  • Odette I.

    coming but super stuck in traffic... plssss do not let my tix be taken....

    April 10, 2013

  • Patrick H.

    I will email the museum

    April 10, 2013

  • Harold

    I've released my EventBrite ticket & notified them and the MOS.

    April 10, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    I contacted them through the Eventbrite app and by standard email. I look forward to watching the video online in about a week or so.

    April 10, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    Yep, dropping out. I'm volunteering for the Somerville Open Studios art thing in the beginning of May and tonight is the opening event for the volunteers. I'll stay RSVPed for Dante's, but my arrival is not guaranteed.

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, I have never attended a meetup before and I have never head of Eventbrite. I has signed up for this event tonight but am not sure how to get my ticket. Can anyone help?

    April 10, 2013

    • Eric

      come to the museum after 6:00 pm and get on the list to get an unclaimed ticket. It's a slight risk but I have never seen anyone get turned away that showed up so give it a shot.

      April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, thank you.

      April 10, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    I think I have to drop out of the talk, as a volunteer thing I'm doing sprung its welcoming orientation on me yesterday. It helps that this talk should also be online afterwards, too. I'll update or cancel before the talk.

    April 10, 2013

  • Eric

    There will be the typical drinks at Dante afterwards. I'll post a separate event for that.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Matti P.

    I plan on flying standby, but do I have to pay for checked baggage?

    April 8, 2013

  • Eric

    The goal with ticket etiquette here is to have the museum encourage our attendance. We take up 2/3 of the seats so please be respectful of the museum's generosity and try to avoid the appearance of manipulating the system. While I'm frequently glib or sarcastic at times here, I'm being sincere.

    April 8, 2013

  • Eric

    If you have a ticket and can't make it, please notify the museum (like Jeong did). The tickets aren't ours to redistribute and the Museum has a waitlist.

    If you can not/did not get a ticket, there are always seats available if you show up at 6 on Wed. and fly stand-by.

    April 8, 2013

  • ~John~

    sorry couldn't get a ticket

    April 8, 2013

  • Matti P.

    I'll be there early and see if I can impersonate and event organizer and get a ticket. Otherwise, I'll just do the appropriate amount of begging....

    April 8, 2013

  • Kelly

    Bummer! Can't make it after all :(

    April 7, 2013

  • Jeong

    Can't make it. Just emailed MOS to release my ticket.

    April 6, 2013

  • john t

    Eric , can I protest the disclaimer ? thanks , jt ps just joking , hilarious .....

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • john t

    Can I ask a silly question ? If the lecture is not what I like , can I then protest , even though you put a disclaimer .......I just want to be prepared , thanks Eric , john t ps disclaimer , I am joking ,,,

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Eric

    DISCLAIMER: The Description above and the program that they pass out at the lecture may vary somewhat from what is actually presented. This happens frequently at free lectures where someone is going to take a lifetime of work and tell us about it in an hour. If you feel any deviation from the write up will disappoint you, begin preparing yourself now. The best advice I can provide is to broaden your expectations about what you will hear and see and you will stand the greatest chance of enjoying the experience.

    April 5, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    Eric, I hereby nominate this event description for a Pulitzer, or a Hugo or whatever is awarded by whatever body of persons that recognizes such things.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Eric

    IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL:

    Please send the museum an email and let them know so that they can release the tickets. [masked]

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Gary B.

      Eric, does canceling the ticket reservation through Eventbrite suffice? Does that cancellation get back to the MOS folks, too? Thanks, Gary

      April 4, 2013

    • Eric

      I'm not sure if there's a cancellation feature on the Eventbrite page but an email will work.

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • Kelly S.

    Yes I'll be there this month!

    April 1, 2013

  • Mike N.

    Couldn't get tix

    March 31, 2013

  • Ann N.

    So wish I could attend...but work calls. (Fortunately, it involves another science event.)

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I signed up through Event Brite.

    March 28, 2013

  • Patrick

    I will be out of town for work

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just wanted to let everyone know that they are allowing the general public to register--I just did mine!

    March 26, 2013

    • Eric

      Thanks!

      March 26, 2013

    • Lucy W.

      Thank you so much Lynn!!

      March 26, 2013

  • Amber Lynn H.

    As long as work doesn't stop me, I will be there. :P

    March 26, 2013

  • Eric

    I changed all of the Waitlisted RSVPs to Going but this should fill up fast. Capacity is only about 140 so the sooner you register with Eventbrite, the better.

    March 26, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    I got my ticket.

    March 26, 2013

  • Maria

    Registered! Thanks for the reminder Eric :)

    March 25, 2013

  • Mary

    Looking forward to this...

    March 7, 2013

  • David

    Please ignore (or chuckle at) my last posting.I should RTFM first!

    It says right at the top of this page that registrations start March 25 (I think that might be for MOS members only - all others can register on March 27).

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • David

    Do we need to register at eventbrite in advance? Registrations for there for this event don't seem to be open until the end of March?

    Will there be samples ?-)

    March 6, 2013

  • john t

    I likey ......can't wait to have a solar flareup ......

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • Samantha E.

      Investing in ointments ahead of time...

      March 6, 2013

  • Katherine M.

    sounds like fun

    March 6, 2013

    • Eric

      I know, right? if you can't have fun with solar flares...

      1 · March 6, 2013

  • Samantha E.

    !!!

    1 · March 6, 2013

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