Thursday, April 5, 2018

Former Graduate Student Ryan Hood was in Washington, DC with the Iowa Planeterrella at the Washington Center for the 2018 Science & Engineering Festival.

2017 Planeterrella
Using a knob, visitors can flip from viewing aurora to seeing Earth’s radiation belts—which were discovered by the late UI space physicist James Van Allen—as well as ring currents, or swarms of ions in the magnetosphere that circle the Earth’s equatorial plane. Photo by Tim Schoon.