Astronomy Lecture - Planetary Magnetism October 24

  • McLennan Physical Labs 60 St George Street Toronto

Talk: Planetary magnetism: Unlocking the Secrets of Planetary Interiors

Speaker:  Dr. Sabine Stanley, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto.

The talk will be given in McLennan Physical Labs (60 St George Street). The room is number 103 on the first floor. This is a FREE event and open for all ages.

Sabine Stanley writes, “Many planetary bodies in our solar system have magnetic fields that we can observe with spacecraft instruments. These magnetic fields are generated deep in planetary interiors by complex motions in liquid conductors. Because these magnetic fields are observable outside of the planet, they can act as important probes of planetary interiors. In this talk I will describe what we know of planetary magnetic fields and how they have provided us with fundamental information about the structure, composition and evolution of planets.”