SMILE-ing at space

15 September 2022 - 18:00

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

This is drop-in event, running from 18.00-22.00. 


Protecting the Earth from the Sun’s solar wind is a pocket between the Earth’s atmosphere and Space known as the magnetosphere. It holds lots of information about how our atmosphere interacts with Space and the Sun, producing phenomena such as the aurora or Northern Lights. 

The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) space mission will study this area to unlock information about the complex relationship between the Sun and the Earth. 

Join them for a series of hands-on activities which delve into the science, future discoveries, and technology of the SMILE mission and how Earth’s magnetic field protects us from space weather. 

Venue details: Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA