September 17, 2023 ALP Astronomy Experts Speaker Series featuring Dr. Valentin Martinez Pillet

“New Windows to the Sun”
Dr. Valentin Martinez Pillet
Solar Physicist and Director, U.S. National Solar Observatory Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
September 17, 2023, Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (September 16, 2023 Saturday, 10:00 p.m. EDT)

We are currently at solar maximum (solar cycle 25), or at a period of heightened solar activity, wherein our Sun exhibits a lot of visible sunspots, solar flares, prominences and geomagnetic storms.The Astronomical League of the Philippines is very happy and honored to present an online lecture by Dr. Valentin Martinez Pillet . on the topic – “New Windows to the Sun: The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and Its Companions” this coming September 17, 2023, Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. Philippine Standard Time.
Dr Valentin Martinez Pillet is a solar physicist and the current Director of the U.S. National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Boulder, Colorado.

The NSO operates the 4-meter Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on the island of Maui in Hawaii.  Prior to Dr. Pillet’s appointment as Director of the National Solar Observatory in 2013, he served as a Senior Scientist at the Instituto de Astrofíscia de Canarias, where he was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, and the Principal Investigator for the Imaging Magnetograph Experiment that has flown as part of the Sunrise balloon-borne telescope.
Dr. Pillet earned his bachelor’s degree from the Science University of Valencia and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of La Laguna, both in Spain. He was a member of the Science Working Team of the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission and was President of Division II of the IAU (“The Sun & the Heliosphere”) from 2010 to 2012.

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