Full title: Living with a star (and how it will change everything you thought you knew about weather)
The connection between the Sun and the Earth is a complex one, describing a relationship between us and our star that is both life-sustaining and life-threatening. This relationship is colloquially known as 'space weather'. Aerospace engineer Ryan McGranaghan takes you into outer space to look at the beauty and power of space weather, what it means for our technologically-dependent lifestyles and the fascinating field of research surrounding it. Ryan envisions a time when we can protect our space-faring lifestyles with forecasts of space weather just like tomorrow's chance of rain here on Earth.
Ryan is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder who uses elements of space physics and aerospace engineering to study the weather in space.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx