Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM PST
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5:30 pm - 6:40 pm Check-in, Networking, Dinner (6PM)
6:40 pm - 6:45 pm Introduction
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm Indoor Presentation and Q & A
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm Networking

(Library (indoor) closes at 9:00 pm)


Manhattan Beach Library 
1320 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  


(Lot 8 - Free - 10 hour limit, Lots 5, 6, 14, & 15 - $0.75 per hour - 2 hour limit)

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AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section


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Ticket Information

$20 AIAA Professional Member Price
$25 Non-AIAA Member -Regualr Price
$10 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price
$15 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator
  $5 Presentation Only -No Meal

(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Dinner (except for Presentation Only tickets)

Pan-Asian Platters or Boxes

Refreshment (for all attendees)

Snacks and hot/cold beverages

AIAA LA-LV December Dinner Meeting


Space Weather

 and its implications on Space/Mars/Lunar exploration, Human Space Flight & Space Tourism, Aviation, Airlines, Communications, UAV/drones, Satellites, Businesses, Power Grids, Emergency Responses, Safety, and Daily Lives etc.


Dr. Tamitha Skov
Research Scientist
Aerospace Corporation

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The Topic

Space Weather

Dr. Tamitha Skov is a space weather physicist. You may recognize her from TV shows she has done for The History Channel and The Weather Channel. She has been featured in Popular Science Magazine, and she does regular Space Weather broadcasts on TWiT TV. She wants to open your world to a new kind of weather that's becoming important to our daily lives. 

Think of all the technology we take for granted, things like GPS and traffic apps on mobile phones, robotic drones and high-altitude airline flights, satellite internet, wireless devices, Direct TV, even Sirius Radio -- all of these things are affected by Space Weather. As we become more reliant on smart, wireless technologies, our dependence upon understanding the influence of Space Weather grows. Even today, emergency radio communications used by disaster relief agencies like the Red Cross depend on it. Dr. Skov is working to make credible Space Weather forecasts as common as the weather forecasts you see on the evening news. She would love for you to join her on this journey! Join us in this event, you will
  • Learn what Space Weather really is and learn more about its importance
  • Learn why understanding Space Weather is important for all of us, not just the Aerospace industry
  • Learn how Space Weather affects Human Space Flight & Mars/Solar System/Space Exploration
  • Learn how Space Weather affects our safety, life, health, survival, and daily lives on Earth
  • Understand how Space Weather influences power grids, communications (space or ground), UAV/drones, emergency or disaster responses, GPS, airlines/pilots, radios etc.
  • Learn more about the breaths of our Sun, the invisible structures/activities of our Solar System. and their interactions with the Interstellar medium and even the galactic subjects, in electromagtic energy and radiation etc.
  • Learn how the Sun actually protects us
  • Network with the speaker, aerospace professionals, engineers, pilots, scientists, educators, students, and enthusiasts etc.

The Speaker

Dr. Tamitha Skov
Research Scientist, Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Tamitha Skov works actively in the fields of solar and space physics, focusing on solar transient phenomena such as coronal mass ejections, solar flares, solar energetic particles, and galactic cosmic rays. She is particularly concerned with the effects these phenomena have on space assets in the Earth’s magnetosphere, the effects on radio communication and GPS signals in the ionosphere, and induced currents at ground level. She is an instructor at the Aerospace Institute and serves on multiple review and anomaly teams for NASA, NOAA, and other government and private contractors. She has served as an audio forensics analyst and instructor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), hosted at Aerospace and funded by the Department of Justice. She also performs extensive STEM outreach through her space weather forecast videos, live broadcasts, and social media presence. For space weather forecasts see: http://www.spaceweatherwoman.com/

Dr. Tamitha Skov obtained her M.S. (2000) & Ph.D (2002) in Geophysics and Planetary Physics, specifically on Geophysics and Space Plasma Physics, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Earth and Space Sciences. She had her B.S. in Physics (1996, with honors) and also Physical Chemistry (1996) from UCLA as well. She was the Advanced Program Manager in the Northrop Grumman Corporation during 2002 – 2004, and the Research Scientist with The Aerospace Corporation since 2004.