David McKenzie will serve for another term as SPD Treasurer.
All will take office at the AAS/SPD meeting next month.
I congratulate the three newly elected members and look forward to working with them in the coming years.
We request that interested SPD members view the detailed changes and further explanation given at spd.aas.org/node/65 An opportunity will be given for discussion and changes to the wording of the proposed amendments during the 2019 SPD business meeting. After this meeting the Secretary will distribute ballots containing the final wording of the proposed amendments to all members of the Division who will need to return their ballots not later than three weeks after the date of distribution of the ballot. The adoption of the amendments will require the affirmative vote of not fewer than two-thirds of the members voting.
The Solar Eclipse spanning the South America countries of Chile and Argentina is approaching July 02, 2019. The LASCO team is offering support for this event. We are accepting requests for special observations and timings that support your times of totality at the various locations.
We have prepared a page with information showing our basic eclipse observation program with timeline. There is also an images page for object and informational planning that will begin update at 1 solar rotation prior to eclipse day (June 04).
Instrumentation available for 2019B is:
The GRIS IFU campaigns will take place from ≈ Aug – Sep and the GRIS slit specrograph campaigns from Oct – Nov. The VTT grating will be exchanged in Sep/Oct if requested by the submitted proposals.
There are different quotas for observing time in 2019B:
Proposal submission for SOLARNET and Spanish time is announced in separate calls.
Data acquired in the SOLARNET Access Programme will become public one year after being delivered to the PI.
For more information on the call and how to apply, see the web page for this call. Proposals can be made for each individual telescope or for a combination of them. All proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by June 2, 2019 at 23 UT.
SOLARNET is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 824135.
This Fall Meeting is also our Centennial, and we are collecting iconic images and graphics that represent progress within our field over the past 100 years. The images and graphics can include results and observations, science history, vision of the future, scientists and engineers in action (instrumentation development and building), rocket spacecraft missions, etc. Some of the images will be displayed at the Centennial theater screen on a rotating basis with images collected from other sections and potentially on other AGU media.
For additional questions or comments about the images, please contact any one of the SPA section leadership members, listed below. Images/graphics along with a short title or brief description may be sent to Christina Cohen (email@example.com).
We look forward to seeing many of you at the Fall Meeting!
Christina Cohen, President
Geoff Reeves, President-elect (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elizabeth MacDonald, Secretary - Magnetospheric Physics (email@example.com)
Romina Nikoukar, Secretary - Aeronomy (Romina.Nikoukar@jhuapl.edu)
Christina O. Lee, Secretary - Solar-Heliospheric Physics (firstname.lastname@example.org
NEXT TALK (UNUSUAL DATE: rescheduled from May, 01):
Wed, 22 May 2019: “Solar Energetic Particle Observations Made by the STEREO Spacecraft During Solar Cycle 24” by Dr. Ian Richardson; at 14:00 UT.
THE FOLLOWING TALK
Wed, 29 May 2019: “Plasma diagnostics from optically thin plasmas” by Dr. Enrico Landi; at 14:00 UT.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE—NEW:
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The Webinar uses the Cisco Webex service available at NJIT (link to connect: njit.webex.com/njit/j.php?MTID=mcb6f3cb75b5e6b62bbbcbba16d36e963; meeting # 924 797 400) and is coordinated by Dr. Gregory Fleishman.
For details, see the SPW-GR web page www.ioffe.ru/LEA/SF_AR/webinar_about.html
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Applicants must have a PhD in Astrophysics, Physics, or related field. Excellent computing skills and hands-on experience relevant to Solar Physics observations and data analysis are essential. Experience in Mid-IR and THz observations is a plus.
The Center for Radioastronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie is a research center of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University Enginnering School. Located in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), during its almost 60 years of life, CRAAM has developed an international recognition, mostly in the Solar Physics field, where it has contributed to both new diagnostics of the flare dynamics and to the observing instrumentation. CRAAM is now developing new solar dedicated telescopes in the THz to Mid-IR almost unexplored bands.
Review of complete applications will commence on May 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Prof. Noé Lugaz.
The project’s main motivation is the study of fundamental physical processes of stellar atmospheres, such as coronal heating, MHD waves and plasma instabilities. To achieve deeper understanding of these processes we will focus on the observational and/or computational investigation of cool material in the solar atmosphere and in particular, coronal rain and prominences.
We are primarily looking for strongly motivated applicants with a degree in Mathematics, Physics or Astrophysics. Previous experience of numerical modelling, observational data analysis and computer programming is desirable but not essential. For further information related to the details of the project please contact Dr Patrick Antolin: email@example.com
The Department has particular strengths in Solar Physics and Space Weather. For more information about the Group, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/mathematics-physics-and-electrical-engineering/research/solar-physics/
The deadline for applications is 1st July 2019 and the starting date is 1st October 2019.
The job advert can be found at www.findaphd.com/phds/project/the-coronal-cooling-problem/?p109571
Salary: The basic monthly salary is 19,014.60 MXN, but the stimuli(grants) provided by different institutions augment this sum initially by roughly 100% and potentially much more afterwards.
Geophysics Institute at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City is announcing a full time job as a scientists in the fields of: Solar Physics, Magnetospheric Physics, Physics of Cosmic Rays, Planetary Physics and Instrumentation and Development of Infrastructure for Space Science Studies.
The candidates need to present the following documents by no later than June 14 2019:
The candidates will be notified about the date and place of the interview and the seminar.
All the documents will be analyzed by Cuerpos Colegiados of the Geophysics Institute. The documents of the selected candidate will be sent to the Consejo Técnico de la Investigación Científica for analysis and final approval. The decision will be final and indisputable.
The position will be for the ERC project “Understanding magnetic-field-regulated heating in heating and explosive events in the solar chromosphere”.
The aim of the project is to work with new non-LTE inversion techniques to study the chromosphere of flares and active regions, the 3D structure of the atmosphere, and how energy is released in the chromosphere.
The main task of the selected candidate would be to perform radiative transfer calculations in chromospheric lines from rMHD simulations to estimate radiative cooling rates and to generally compare those models with our non-LTE inversion results. The main solar target would be active regions, plage and/or flares.
Depending on the background of the selected applicant, we will teach her/him to use the latest versions of the Multi3D and STiC codes.
This position will be funded for 3 years and it includes a very generous yearly travel allowance for conferences and collaborations.
Closing date: 25th of May 2019.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez, telephone: +46 8 5537 8559, jaime(at)astro.su.se
Interested candidates can find more information and apply at the following web page: www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=9055&rmlang=UK
* Call for Abstracts: Due Nov. 15, 2019 *
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Sun–Climate Symposium, which is sponsored by the Sun–Climate Research Center (SCRC), a joint venture between NASA GSFC and LASP at the University of Colorado. Please visit the meeting website for a detailed program description, abstract form and submittal instructions, confirmed speaker listing, and logistical information:
What is the quiet Sun? Is it a time-invariant base level or is there secular variability in the Sun’s radiative output? What do those alternate scenarios imply for Earth-climate responses? The current solar minimum provides an opportunity to answer these and related questions.
Observations of the Sun and Earth from space have revolutionized our view and understanding of how solar variability and other natural and anthropogenic forcings impact Earth’s atmosphere and climate. For more than four decades the total and spectral solar irradiance and global terrestrial atmosphere and surface have been observed continuously, providing unprecedented high-quality data for Sun–climate studies. The 2020 Sun–Climate Symposium will convene experts from across the solar-terrestrial community, including the disciplines of climate research, atmospheric physics and chemistry, heliophysics, and metrology, to discuss solar and climate observations and models over both spacecraft-era and historical timescales.
Sessions will be organized around eight themes:
The format for this symposium consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations. We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues. Please join us!
2020 Sun–Climate Symposium Organizing Committee
(Peter Pilewskie, Stéphane Béland, Odele Coddington, Jerry Harder, Greg Kopp, Jae Lee, Doug Rabin, Erik Richard, Marty Snow, Tom Woods, Dong Wu)
Early-bird registration is now OPEN (deadline: May 31st)
We are currently accepting applications for early-career travel grants (deadline: May 19th).
For further information, please look at the conference website: bit.ly/ml-helio19
We strongly advice to book your accommodation in advance, since Amsterdam is always in season.
For any question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to meet you in Amsterdam!
Michael Kirk and Enrico Camporeale - on behalf of the SOC
The purpose of this Town Hall is to present and solicit community input for ongoing NASA LPAG (lwstrt.gsfc.nasa.gov/lpag) activities. The LPAG activities for 2019 are primarily focused on: reexamination of the Living with a Star (LWS) Strategic Science Areas (SSAs, (lwstrt.gsfc.nasa.gov/strategic-science-areas-ssas); and development and tracking of metrics for evaluating progress by LWS Focused Science Topics (lwstrt.gsfc.nasa.gov/focusedsciencetopics/) in addressing NASA Heliophysics and LWS goals.
Mark Linton and Anthea Coster, LPAG Executive Committee co-chairs
The Hinode-13/IPELS 2019 conference “Fundamental Plasma Processes in the Sun, Interplanetary Space, and in the Laboratory” will be held at the University of Tokyo, Japan 2 – 6 September 2019.
Abstract for any presentation (invited, contributed, and poster) should be submitted by the due date.
Early bird registration fee will be applied when the payment is completed by the due date.
If any inquiry and requests in registration, please send an email to the registration desk (email address given in the registration page) or leave messages in “remarks” box.
The science of ‘making predictions’ has been historically based on statistical inference (e.g., frequentist, Bayesian, information criterion-based) and, more recently, on machine learning techniques.
Entire disciplines, such as system identification, data assimilation, information theory, deep learning and uncertainty quantification, have proliferated in the attempt to improve our ability to extract information from data and build predictive models.
Each of these disciplines has been studied and developed in contexts typically unrelated to Space Weather (e.g., quantum mechanics, financial forecasting, astronomy, etc.), yet present powerful new opportunities for our community. Coupled with massively expanded data availability and sophisticated means to analyze voluminous and complex information, the timing is ripe for the Space Weather community to embrace new innovative methodologies.
This session is devoted to contributions to Space Weather specification and prediction that use innovative, multidisciplinary, and, perhaps, unconventional approaches.
Our purpose is to instruct students and young postdocs in the capabilities and operation of the German solar facilities at the observatory, by giving them the opportunity to
Some key questions we aim to address are:
Invited Scene-Setting Speakers: Mark Koepke (WVU) and Shreekrishna Tripathi (UCLA)
Organizers: Michael Hahn, Adam Kobelski, Nick Murphy, Lucas Tarr
Early registration deadline: June 1, 2019. Abstract deadline: June 15, 2019.
Closure on key aspects of the Coronal Mass Ejection phenomenon is near. For example, we now realize that successful CMEs – those that make it into the heliosphere—-are the result of the ejection of a Magnetic Flux Rope (MFR) because all CME eruption theories predict that the ejected structure is an MFR.
A great debate is raging, however, on the nature of the pre-eruptive magnetic structure. There are only two viable candidates: (pre-formed) Magnetic flux ropes (MFRs) or Sheared Magnetic Arcades (SMAs). Both have similar observational signatures, and both result in an ejected MFR. The structure debate actually reflects a dichotomy about the physical process responsible for the initiation. Is it an ideal plasma instability, in the pre-formed MFR case? Or is it magnetic reconnection, in the SMA case?
In this session, we seek to further the debate by focusing on certain aspects:
Our two ‘scene-setters’ will lay out the key issues of the SMA and MFR camps, with an emphasis on ways to resolve the debate via observations. We invite contributions that address one or more of the above questions. We are looking forward to a lively and useful debate.
Invited Scene-Setting Speakers: Prof. Spiros Patsourakos (University of Ioannina), Dr. Tibor Torok (Predictive Science Inc).
Organizers: Georgios Chintzoglou (LMSAL/UCAR) and Angelos Vourlidas (JHU/APL).
Deadlines: Early bird registration: June 1, 2019. Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2019.
Invited scene-setting speakers: Manolis Georgoulis, Mark Cheung
Organizers: Viacheslav Sadykov, Irina Kitiashvili
Early registration deadline: June 1, 2019. Abstract deadline: June 15, 2019.
For years, observations have demonstrated the presence of neutrals and low ionization states of various elements in the inner corona and the nascent solar wind but where do they come from?
Eclipse spectroscopy detected cool material associated with CME fronts up to several solar radii, but showed no evidence of a diffuse neutral component.
On the other hand, ground-based spectroscopy suggested the presence of a diffuse coronal surface brightness in the He I 1083 nm line, apparently originating from an “inner source” of neutral helium atoms in the solar corona below 2 R_Sun.
Can we make these observations consistent?
Do we have a good grasp of the possible sources of neutrals and low-charge ions in the inner corona, and how they can be influenced by external factors such as solar wind, magnetic activity and variability, etc?
Do abundances play a role? Conversely: How are abundance measurements affected by all these processes?
This session explores these questions, with an eye to the new observational capabilities offered by facilities such as PSP, Solar Orbiter and DKIST. In particular, with its 4-m aperture and coronagraphic capabilities, DKIST will soon be able to probe the extended corona up to 1.5 R_sun in several spectral diagnostics, including lines from both neutrals and highly ionized elements.
Invited Scene-Setting Speakers: Shadia Habbal, Jeff Kuhn
Organizers: Gianna Cauzzi, Valentin Martinez-Pillet, Vincenzo Andretta
More info on this and the SHINE meeting at: shinecon.org/shine2019/session2019.php#session16
Not enough scintillating science in your life?
This is our second official announcement for our upcoming “Scintillating Science: Cutting-Edge Science Achieved Through the Observations of Radio Scintillation” focussed/specialist workshop to be held in Hermanus (near Cape Town), South Africa, 15 – 19 July 2019. This is a great location for an exciting multi-faceted topic and time to get an insight into other aspects of scintillation.
Thus, the workshop will cover all aspects of scintillation from the science (including all the domains in which it can be applied, e.g. ionosphere, heliosphere, interstellar) through to engineering concepts/requirements including all aspects of its theory/modelling. More-detailed themes are being updated on the workshop website before the end of this week. In addition, we are in the process of finalising our invited and scene-setting speakers.
The late registration ends on Friday 31st May 2019 at 23:59UT. The full list of deadlines can be found on the workshop website here: tinyurl.com/scintillate-july along with further information about the scope of the workshop and local information.
Best wishes on behalf of the workshop SOC and LOC,
Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space – SOC Co-Chair)
Mike Kosch (SANSA/Lancaster University – SOC Co-Chair/LOC Chair)
Science Organising Committee (SOC):
Mario M. Bisi (UKRI STFC RAL Space, UK) (Co-Chair)
Michael Kosch (SANSA, South Africa/Lancaster University, UK) (Co-Chair)
Richard A. Fallows (ASTRON, NL)
Daniel Stinebring (Oberlin College and Conservatory, OH, USA)
Anna Bilous (University of Amsterdam, NL)
Ue-Li Pen (University of Toronto, ON, Canada)
Lucilla Alfonsi (INGV, Italy)
Joseph Olwendo (Pwani University, Kenya)
Biagio Forte (University of Bath, UK)
Tshimangadzo Matamba (SANSA, South Africa)
Oyuki Chang (UKRI STFC RAL Space, UK)
Local Organising Committee (LOC):
Michael Kosch (SANSA, South Africa/Lancaster University, UK)
Lee-Anne McKinnell (SANSA, South Africa)
Tshimangadzo Matamba (SANSA, South Africa)
This is just to draw your attention to the abstract-submission deadline for European Space Weather Week 16 (2019) which is coming soon on 9th June 2019. Full details of the meeting can be found here: www.stce.be/esww16/ and the full list of deadlines here: www.stce.be/esww2019/deadlines.php
PC Vice Chair
What can be learned about the Sun and heliosphere from observations collected far from Earth?
Rationale: The L5 Consortium is an informal group of scientists that has been promoting space missions to the Sun–Earth Lagrange points and other viewpoints off the Sun-Earth line. The scientific benefits of such vantage points are many, as are the opportunities for improving space-weather forecasting capability.
A series of L5 Consortium Meetings have been organized to address open questions in heliophysics utilizing such missions, with the last meeting in 2017 (see programs at cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2017_L5C). The next meeting will take place at the beautiful Stanford University, California in a perfect early-autumn weather, October 1 – 3, 2019.
We welcome contributed papers/oral presentations on missions, instruments, and science pertinent to the following Session Topics:
Since the development to fruition of such space missions may take decades, we encourage early-career scientists to participate. We will be able to provide travel support for a limited number of young scientists (e.g., with the AAS/SPD Metcalf Travel Award). Please contact the organizers if you are interested at (email: L5_SOC@sun.stanford.edu).
The number of participants is capped at the the room capacity of 75, and thus early registration is encouraged. Details and logistics are updated at cdaw.gsfc.nasa.gov/meetings/2019_L5C We look forward to seeing you at Stanford this fall.
L5 SOC [Nat Gopalswamy (co-chair, NASA/GSFC), Todd Hoeksema (co-chair, Stanford), Neal Hurlburt (co-chair, LMSAL), C. Nick Arge (NASA/GSFC), Benoit Lavraud (IRAP), Paulett Liewer (JPL), Wei Liu (LMSAL), S. P. Rajaguru (Indian Institute of Astrophysics), Phil Scherrer (Stanford), Jesper Schou (MPS), Seiji Yashiro (CUA)]
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