Elecricity and magnetism are universal in nature and lightning and auroras have been observed on other planets. With 250,000 volt different between earth’s surface and ionosphere it is no surprise that sparks in the form of lightning jump the gap so often. About 1000 thunderstorms and rain clouds are continuously active around the globe, coupled with the highly variable rain of solar particles, and cosmic rays from beyond the solar system, interacting with earth’s magnetic field makes a fascinating and important area of study.
In conjunction with British Science and Technology Week.
After the coffee break the usual announcements and members activities,