In this talk I will introduce magnetospheres and Space Weather, then focus primarily on reviewing in situ and remote sensing of Space Weather at Jupiter and Saturn. I will include discussion of measurements of the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field by spacecraft such as Cassini, explaining how we use magnetic field, plasma and energetic particle data to characterise the environment upstream of the gas giant planets.
Traditionally, searches for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have been conducted using large radio telescopes. In recent years, an alternative mode of doing SETI through searches for “technosignatures” in big data has emerged, as this type of search is much cheaper to conduct and may lead to other interesting discoveries. The Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project uses data with a 70-year temporal baseline to search for objects that have vanished from or appeared in the sky, as well as other exotic transients.