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NYU Abu Dhabi to host 'Living with a Star' in line with World Space Week

ABU DHABI, 4th October, 2019 (WAM) -- The Centre for Genomics and Systems Biology at New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, will soon host 'Living with a Star', a talk on the anatomy of the sun and its impact on the earth’s climate and space instrumentation.

As part of the World Space Week, the talk will also shed light on violent solar eruptions and mysteriously long-lived sunspots, all taken by NASA's impressive billion-dollar satellite, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, said a press release issued by NYUAD on Friday.

Taking place on Tuesday, 8th October from 17.00 to 19.00 at NYUAD’s campus, Living with a Star will be led by Shravan Hanasoge, Co-Principal Investigator at NYUAD’s Centre for Space Science .

This is the first of the year in the series of Fikret Science Club talks – a programme that is driven towards promoting an understanding of the scientific world to the Abu Dhabi community. The programme covers various topics pertaining to conservation of cultural heritage through science, biological rhythms and mood, climate change and environmental adaptation, and science in society, among others.

World Space Week, celebrated annually from 4th to 10th October, is the largest space event on Earth. More than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrated the theme 'Space Unites the World' in 2018. The 2019 theme is 'The Moon: Gateway to the Stars.'

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