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The Hell Up There presented by Galactic Journey

The Hell up There: How we found the Van Allen Radiation Belts, and why they matter.

A little over six decades ago, astronomers figured they had a good handle on what outer space would be like. But with the very first satellites launched during the International Geophysical Year (1958-9), it was clear that something very strange was going on up there.

Join space historian Gideon Marcus at the Wavelength at 8pm, June 7, 2019, for a presentation about the unprecedented weirdness that Van Allen and his team found, and its impact on the future of all spaceflight.

(and come early for a special musical performance by Wavelength favorite, Lorelei!)