ASIM – The hunt for the magical Lightning

ASIM – The hunt for the magical Lightning

In collaboration with the company Terma, DTU Space, under the European Space Agency ESA, has developed the ASIM project. ASIM was launched to the International Space Station ISS 2. April 2018. ASIM examine phenomena associated with thunderstorms and lightning discharges, which take place above the clouds and strike out into the room. This is done using optical and X-ray and gamma detectors.

The project is the largest and most demanding Danish space project so far, and has required a comprehensive effort to develop. Partly with the development, design, testing, documentation of the equipment. The establishment, development and execution of the scientific objectives of the Mission;

Per will provide an introduction to ASIM, show a present documentary about the progress and launch and share the preliminary results of the project.

Info box:

ASIM – The hunt for the magical Lightning

Date: 18. Mar 2019
Time: 19:30

Lecturer: Chief consultant Per Lundahl Thomsen
Institution: DTU Space

The Lecture is held: Auditorium 1, H.C. Ørsted Building, University Park 5, 2100 Copenhagen Island.

Please note that you must not park in front of the main entrance to the University Park 5. You can park between the H.C. Ørsted building and the August Krogh building, on the slightly makeshift parking lot right next to the new building, but it requires a special P-permit. P permission can be obtained from SNUs representative at the main entrance to the University Park 5 between noon. 18:45-19:15 and must be filled with the car number and date and placed in the windscreen. The Easypark can be parked along the Nørre Allé.
There is good public transport to the University Park, buses 184, 185 and 150S all have stops at the University Park, and bus 6A has a stop nearby.