20th anniversary of “Matière Grise”: space weather research of the Observatory amongst the favorites of the program
On March 2018, the French-speaking program “Matière Grise” from the RTBF (Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté française) celebrated its 20th anniversary during a gala evening with Paris Match Belgium. On this occasion, several trophies were awarded to the researchers who were particularly involved in the making of their programs.
Dr. Eva Robbrecht, who worked in the Royal Observatory of Belgium, was one of the laureates of this evening for her contribution to a program about space weather, a field of expertise of the Observatory.
This program about space weather, named “Les colères du Soleil”, was broadcasted on 19 January 2012. It notably focused on the NASA satellite SDO (Solar Dynamic Observatory), a mission designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth. The Observatory is one of the scientific institutes which receive SDO’s raw data. The SDO mission, which was lanced on 11 February 2010, is still undergoing.
The program “Les colères du Soleil” (only accessible via subscription to RTBF Auvio): https://bit.ly/2JAeJNH
Article about the gala evening for the 20th anniversary of “Matière Grise” (in French): https://www.rtbf.be/tv/emission/detail_matiere-grise/actualites/article_la-soiree-de-gala-20-ans?id=9890798&emissionId=65
French-speaking movie of the gala evening for the 20th anniversary of “Matière Grise” (only accessible via subscription to RTBF Auvio): https://www.rtbf.be/auvio/detail_20-ans-ca-se-fete-la-soiree?id=2329501