Café & Kosmos 14 March 2012
The Sun, Sunspots, and Climate Change
9 March 2012
with Dr. Henk Spruit (Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik)
Global warming and the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide affect us all. The Sun brings us the warmth that we need to live. But could part of global warming be caused by changes in the Sun, and not by our greenhouse gases? In other words, are we the main culprits after all?
In the news, we hear regularly about destructive tropical storms, extreme cold, or unusually warm winters. Are these caused by the global warming? Insurance companies have gathered a lot of statistics.
Dr. Henk Spruit (Max-Planck-Institute für Astrophysik) will debate these critical issues with Café & Kosmos guests on 14 March. He will also discuss recent changes in the Sun, and explain how we understand our star and what is happening inside it.
Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.
What: Sun, sunspots and climate change
When: Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 19:00 until approximately 20:30
Where: Vereinsheim, Occamstr. 8, 80802 München, near Münchener Freiheit
Admission is free.
Karl Schwarzschildstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752
Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik
MPI für Astrophysik
Tel: +49 (89) 30 000 3980
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