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AGU-Sponsored Reddit AMA with Professor Mike Liemohn Thursday, October 5

Posted: September 29, 2017

AGU-Sponsored Reddit AMA with Professor Mike Liemohn Thursday, October 5

Climate & Space professor Mike Liemohn will take part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the /r/Science subreddit forum sponsored by the AGU (American Geophysical Union) this coming Thursday, October 5th, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT

Reddit is an online community that allows users to post to a common forum. There are many Reddit groups and communities, one of which is the Science community /r/Science subreddit which reaches roughly 8 million users.

During a Reddit AMA, users submit questions for someone (often an expert or notable guest) to answer through the community. The Science subreddit conducts their own AMA series where each day users interact with a wide variety of scientists, including some AGU members. 

Click here for the AGU's AMA page featuring past and upcoming AMAs

AGU AMA details from Professor Liemohn:

The Many Ways Outer Space Can Kill You (Or Your Satellite, Or Your Electricity): An AGU AMA with Rocket Scientist Mike Liemohn

"You've probably seen Gravity, The Martian, or The Fantastic Four, so you know that outer space is a dangerous place.  But isn't outer space a vacuum of nothingness? Beyond no air to breathe, what else could possibly hurt you? It turns out...lots!

"I am Mike Liemohn, a Professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan.  I investigate the physics at work in the almost-nothingness of our solar system.  I am also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics, a leading journal in this field of understanding the Sun, solar eruptions, magnetic storms, the radiation belts, and the aurora at Earth and other planets. I am also currently teaching a very fun course at U-M called SPACE 101: Intro to Rocket Science.

"During this AGU-sponsored AMA session, I hope to have an engaging discussion with you about the fascinating physics happening in the near-emptiness of outer space, and explore the many ways that space might pose a danger to astronauts, to satellites, or even to power grids here on Earth."

It's not every day that you can talk to a rocket scientist, so get ready to post your questions this Thursday, Oct 5th, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT. See you on Reddit!