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A sunny day in Edinburgh!

27 June 2014

Our second public workshop took place at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

After a drizzly start to the day, the sun eventually came out and our Edinburgh participants were treated to an amazing view over the city from the rooftop terrace of the Royal Observatory. A big thank you to all of the participants and specialists who engaged enthusiastically in wide-ranging discussions on the science and impacts of space weather. There was a lot of support for raising public awareness of the risks/impacts and, amongst other ideas, it was suggested that space weather forecasts could be added to our everyday ‘terrestrial’ weather forecasts on the national news.

Before the second round of workshops we will be sending out updates to all participants including answers to questions raised to date. Planning is underway for this second round, which will include more in-depth discussions on the various challenges facing the organisations involved with space weather, and public views on how the UK should prioritise its resources. There will also be prizes for participants who took on the best challenges in between workshops, such as switching off their electricity or going without their mobile phone for the longest time!

Remember, if you aren’t involved in the public workshops you can still give us your views through the website – we’re keen to hear from as many people as possible!

 

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