AAC Public Meeting @ Florida Museum of Natural History

  • 14 Jul 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

Join us for an exciting and interesting evening at the Florida Museum of Natural History!

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 General Meeting & Announcements
7:30 - 7:45 Refreshments
7:45 - Public Presentation

Speaker: Dave Froiseth

Topic: Space Weather


Synopsis: 

This presentation will cover space weather phenomena such as solar wind, geomagnetic storms and coronal mass ejections and the resulting effects on satellites, manned high altitude and space flight, radio communications, power grids, etc.  Types of optical and radio telescopes used for solar monitoring will be covered, along with other monitoring systems and processes used for reporting forecasts and events.  Organizations that perform space weather monitoring, forecasting and reporting will be included, as well as systems in development or planned.

About the Speaker:

Dave Froiseth is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served as the Commander of the 55th Space Weather Squadron.  He spent most of his Air Force career in Space Command tracking satellites, launching GPS satellites on the Delta II launch vehicle, writing policy for Air Force support to commercial launch and managing the Technology Safeguard Monitor Program for the launch of US built satellites in China and Russia.  He also served on the Safety Investigation Board for the explosion of the Delta II/GPS IIR-1 only 13-seconds after launch.  He then worked as an aerospace contractor at Cape Canaveral for 17-years which included serving as the Space Based Space Surveillance Program Office representative at Vandenberg AFB, CA for the processing and launch of the Ball Aerospace built telescope.    



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