SolarNews
The Electronic Newsletter of the
Solar Physics Division
American Astronomical Society
Volume 2015 Number 5
Yuhong Fan, editor
01 March 2015


New documentary about the Northern Lights available on DVD
Pål Brekke
15 Feb 2015

“The Northern Lights - a Magic Experience” - new documentary on DVD

A new and spectacular documentary about the Northern lights is now available on DVD. “The Northern Lights - a Magic Experience” - was originally made for science museums/planetariums. This is the most complete story of the Northern lights and the DVD contains the following languages: English, Norwegian, German,  French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Both PAL and NTSC versions available.

The 25 minute documentary takes you on a breathtaking journey through space. By using pedagogic top-quality animations and spectacular solar imagery from NASA satellites it tells the full story of the northern lights from myth to science. The film is packed with interesting historical anecdotes and includes tips about how to take your own stunning aurora photos.

It includes some of the world’s best photography and time lapse sequences of the northern lights. The film also contains brand new - never seen before -  graphics and animations specially made for this documentary. In particular how the particles form the Sun run along Earths magnetic field - colliding with atoms - exciting them to emit light.

Bonus film: A five minute “relaxing”-film that includes very unique «real-time» video taken by the experienced photographer Ørjan Bertelsen (www.bertelsenfoto.no) using Sony’s new super-sensitive camera equipment. The film also contains video from the Hurtigruten Cruiseline. Original music by composed by Herman Rundberg.

The documentary is produced by Pål Brekke,  an international recognized solar physicist and public outreach expert with many years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (solarmax.no/Aurora/Home.html).

Co-producer is award-winning aurora photographer Fredrik Broms (www.northernlightsphotography.no).

See trailers and obtain the DVD from:
www.solarmax.no/Aurora/DVD.html

For preview, license options for science museums and Public Performance Rights (PPR) that allow screenings of DVDs for educational purposes please contact.
Pål Brekke, paal@spacecentre.no


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Announcing RHESSI Science Nugget No. 246
Hugh Hudson
16 Feb 2015

“Glasgow Callisto and CMEless type II bursts,” by Peter Wakeford and Hugh Hudson. The Glasgow Callisto telescope has observed type II bursts without CME drivers.

See
sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/RHESSI_Science_Nuggets

listing the current series, 2008-present, and

sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/nuggets/

for the original series, 2005-2008.

We publish these at roughly two-week intervals and welcome contributions,
which should be related, at least loosely, to RHESSI science.


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New EIS Nugget - Esitmating the energy of a global 'EIT wave' by Dave Long
Deborah Baker
16 Feb 2015

We are pleased to announce a new EIS Nugget entitled - Estimating the energy of a global ‘EIT wave’.  The nugget can be found here:

solarb.mssl.ucl.ac.uk/SolarB/nuggets/nugget_2015jan.jsp

We welcome contributions from the community.
Regards,
Deb Baker


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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SCOSTEP DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Marianna Shepherd
16 Feb 2015

Recognizing the societal importance of studies in the field of solar-terrestrial physics and to give credit to scientists who contribute significantly to these studies and to SCOSTEP activities, in 2013 the SCOSTEP Bureau instituted three awards:

SCOSTEP Distinguished Scientist Award:

The award recognizes an outstanding contribution of a scientist to SCOSTEP science;

SCOSTEP Distinguished Young Scientist Award:

The award is given to a young scientist(s) who has (have) achieved considerable success in SCOSTEP science and has (have) taken an active part in SCOSTEP events;

SCOSTEP Distinguished Service Award:

The award recognizes a unique contribution to SCOSTEP activities, to realization of its programs and events.

The awards are given biennially. The first SCOSTEP Distinguished Service Award was given in November 2013 during the SCOSTEP Symposium at Nagoya (November 18-22, 2013, SCOSTEP CAWSES-II International Symposium at Nagoya, Japan). The First Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Young Scientist Awards were presented in October 2014 during SCOSTEP’s 13th Quadrennial Solar-Terrestrial Physics symposium (STP13) (October 12-18, 2014) in Xi’An, China.

This is a call for nominations for the Second edition of the SCOSTEP Distinguished Service Award, to be presented in 2015. The Statute and Procedure for the award are given in the Appendix. The Statute of SCOSTEP Awards is located on the SCOSTEP web site in the section “Awards”.

The deadline for submitting nominations for the SCOSTEP Distinguished Service Award is April 30, 2015. All nominations should be sent to the SCOSTEP Scientific Secretary, Prof. Marianna Shepherd (mshepher@yorku.ca).

The award decision will be made by a SCOSTEP Award Committee (SAC).

Appendix:

Statute of the SCOSTEP award for unique contribution to SCOSTEP activities, to realization of its programs and events (SCOSTEP Distinguished Service Award)

This award will recognize unique contributions to SCOSTEP science through a variety of different routes, for example through the running of programmes in solar-terrestrial physics, administration of SCOSTEP, and life time contributions of service to SCOSTEP. Such awards would be nominated via the Bureau membership, although the wider SCOSTEP community should be encouraged to contribute nominations either directly or through the Bureau membership. One award will be made every 2 years.

Nominations should include

i.          a statement of the contributions made by the nominee;
ii.        the CV of the nominee

The nominations for the award will be judged by the SCOSTEP Bureau or by a representative sub-group of the Bureau.

The award includes a medal and citation.

The award will be announced in the SCOSTEP bulletin (Newsletters); information about the award winner will appear on SCOSTEP Web site,
www.yorku.ca/scostep/ in the Section Awards.


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Popular science book: "Living with the stars"
Karel Schrijver
23 Feb 2015

Oxford University Press has just published “Living with the stars”, see:
www.amazon.com/Living-Stars-Connected-Cycles-Planets-ebook/dp/B00Q3T96YS

The book tells the fascinating story of what makes the human body. As our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace, the entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using elements captured from our surroundings. This connects us to animals and plants around us, to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun’s nuclear furnace, to the solar wind, to cosmic rays, to collisions with asteroids, and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae.

Promo code ASPROMP8 at oup.com/us gives a 30% discount.


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Announcing code4solar : Coders for Solar Physics
Joe Hourcle
25 Feb 2015

Good science builds on and improves the work of others.

But to do so, we must know what others are doing.  In solar physics, we have journals, meetings and newsletters such as this one ... but they are primarily for scientists.

There are a large number of people who support science, but aren’t scientists themselves, who could benefit from similar information sharing.

As such, we are announcing the ‘code4solar’ mailing list, for programmers, sysadmins, webmasters, DBAs and other IT & IS professionals who support the solar physics community.  The mailing list will be project and language agnostic.

In its first week, 36 people joined from 14 different institutions, including information technology and information science professionals and solar physicists involved in our community’s major software projects.

To subscribe, visit :

      lists.nasa.gov/mailman/listinfo/code4solar


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New book on the human dimensions of space weather
Sten Odenwald
26 Feb 2015

Space weather researcher Dr. Sten Odenwald’s new book ‘Solar Storms:2000 years of human calamity’ uses diaries and newspaper articles from the last 200 years to examine the human reaction to aurorae, electrical and communications black outs, and serves as a cautionary tale for how society will react in the future. It is a companion guide to his previous book ‘The 23rd Cycle: Learning to live with a stormy star’. Available at amazon.com. tinyurl.com/lzuhenr


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Thomas Metcalf Travel Awards for 2015
J. Todd Hoeksema
27 Feb 2015

This year four meetings have been selected to receive Thomas Metcalf Travel Awards.

The Thomas Metcalf Travel Awards support travel costs of recent PhDs to enable them to participate in meetings relevant to solar physics. Awardees will be selected based on their potential for future contributions to the field of solar physics. Reports of recent Metcalf Lecturers are available.

Please contact the meeting organizers for more information.


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Announcing New HMI Science Nugget
Junwei Zhao
27 Feb 2015

One new HMI Science Nugget is available this month.

#36 “Application of Mutual Information Methods in Time-Distance Helioseismology”, contributed by Dustin Keys
hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/?p=1142

You can read past science nuggets at: hmi.stanford.edu/hminuggets/


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Employment Opportunities

NSO Seeks Polarimetry Scientist
Amy Davidson
19 Feb 2015

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation.

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) project is seeking a Polarimetry Scientist to provide science support and scientific guidance to the DKIST construction effort, in particular, in the areas of polarimetry, calibration, analysis and the scientific exploitation of spectroscopic and spectro-polarimetric data.

The successful candidate will perform a DKIST related personal research program making effective use of the available research time. During the construction phase of DKIST the incumbent will support development of subsystem specifications and the subsystems and science verification process and activities. The incumbent will closely interface with the DKIST operations development effort and contribute to planning and implementing a smooth transition from construction to operations. After completion of the construction phase this position will transition into DKIST operations. The incumbent will provide support to DKIST users and perform forefront scientific research with DKIST with focus on spectroscopic and polarimetric observations. As part of the broader DKIST science team the incumbent is expected to closely interact with all instrument partners supporting the planning the integration, test and commissioning phase and planning of and participation in first light observations with DKIST. He/She is expected to be an effective representative and advocate for DKIST science to the community and participate in outreach activities to promote the DKIST science goals to the broader science community and the public. The position is planned to be located initially in Boulder, Colorado and then to relocate to Maui, Hawaii in 2019; if a candidate preferred, the position could be located in Maui, Hawaii immediately with travel to Boulder.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Guide and support development of DKIST instrument systems for spectroscopy and polarimetry During the available research time perform DKIST related scientific research focused on solar spectroscopy and polarimetry. Support specification and development of analysis tools and procedures. Interface with DKIST Data Center effort. Transfer data calibration methods and algorithm products developed during construction. During operations support definition and implementation of data processing algorithms Work with instrument partners to prepare and execute the IT&C phase, in particular, of spectroscopic and polarimetric instrument systems Participate in definition and, during operations, execution of DKIST critical science plans Support community in their efforts to prepare for DKIST observations and DKIST science. Support education of students and public outreach

Requirements: PHD in Physics, Astronomy or related discipline Substantial experience in observational solar astronomy. Several years of experience using solar spectrometers and polarimeters, performing spectro-polarimetric observations, analyzing spectro-polarimetric data and producing forefront science results. Scientific productivity demonstrated by publication record. Experience with ground-based solar telescopes and instrumentation Excellent communication skills Self-motivated and able to work independently. Experience with producing formal systems specification documents, working closely with engineering teams during design and integration of astronomical instrumentation would be a plus.

AURA/NSO is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. AURA actively supports efforts to broaden participation in all Observatory activities and fosters a diverse research environment. Women and candidates from under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Please apply online at: www.aura-astronomy.org/hr/joblist.asp


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NSO Seeks Scientist
Rochelle Williams
25 Feb 2015

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation.

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) project is seeking a Scientist to provide science support and scientific guidance to the ongoing effort to ramp up DKIST operations. As part of the DKIST science team he/she will work closely with the DL-NIRSP and CRYO-NIRSP instrument partner efforts on Maui and promote the unique observational capabilities of these infrared instruments, in particular, in the areas of chromospheric and coronal spectroscopy and polarimetry to the broader community. He/She will support community members while planning Critical Science Plan observations and analysis. The incumbent is expected to assist with the DKIST instrument integration and science verification effort, in particular but not limited to, the infrared instruments. The incumbent will pursue a vigorous DKIST related observational science program utilizing prototype instruments at existing facilities and pursuing, for example, forefront chromospheric and coronal observations. Engagement of students is highly encouraged. With the start of DKIST operations in 2019 he/she will provide support to DKIST users and perform personal scientific research with DKIST. He/She is expected to be an effective representative and advocate for DKIST science to the community and participate in outreach activities to promote the DKIST science goals to the broader science community and the public.

Position in Maui, Hawaii.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  During the available research time perform DKIST related scientific research focused on utilizing the DKIST infrared instrumentation. Publish results.
  Work with IfA instrument partners to prepare and execute the IT&C phase of polarimetry systems
  Participate in definition and later execution of DKIST critical science plans
  Support community in their efforts to prepare for DKIST observations and DKIST science.
  Participate in and support outreach activities with focus but not limited to local outreach

Requirements

  PHD in Physics, Astronomy or related discipline
  Substantial experience in observational solar astronomy.
  Experience using solar polarimeters, performing spectro- polarimetric observations, analyzing spectro-polarimetric data and producing forefront science results.
  Scientific productivity demonstrated by publication record.
  Experience with ground-based solar telescopes and instrumentation.
  Experience with infrared instrumentation and observation would be an advantage.
  Excellent communication skills
  Self-motivated motivated and able to work independently.

Please apply online here: www.aura-astronomy.org/hr/joblist.asp


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Reminder -- Hinode Postdoc Opportunity in Heliophysics at the University of Alabama Huntsville
Sabrina Savage
27 Feb 2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant I/II

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accepting applications for the regular full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work in the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research for one year with the potential of a one-year extension.  The candidate will work with the Hinode mission team to research observables related to magnetic reconnection in the corona and the magnetosphere.  The research will include Hinode data with support from other observatories such as SDO, RHESSI, and SOHO with a desired inclusion of radio observations.  An additional component to the research will involve the use of the THEMIS constellation to potentially relate substorms in the magnetosphere to solar eruptions.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and must have working knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages:  SSWIDL, Python, and/or C/C++.  Experience with analyzing remote sensing solar data (particularly from Hinode) and/or in situ magnetospheric data (particularly from THEMIS) highly preferred.  Knowledge of magnetic reconnection, as related to solar eruptions or substorms, is also highly preferred. One year of experience with physics or astrophysics research, with publication of results in the scientific literature desired.  To ensure full consideration, qualified applicants should apply on-line by March 16, 2015.  Provide a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references with your application.

(uah.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=56433)

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER OF MINORITIES/FEMALES/VETERANS/DISABLED


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Visiting Faculty Position at the University of Colorado Boulder
Mark Rast
27 Feb 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder has established a visiting faculty position in Solar and Space Physics within the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department, and is inviting applications.  The appointment is in conjunction with the relocation of the National Solar Observatory (NSO) headquarters to Boulder, and aims to strengthen academic and research ties to the NSO’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) and Integrated Synoptic Program efforts.  The position will extend the impact of the headquarters move geographically and temporally by facilitating interactions between academic community and research activities ongoing outside of the academic environment.

To meet these goals, the appointment will be a three-year term position, and will be successively filled by new visiting faculty every three years.  It offers the opportunity to bring expertise into the university environment, engage in NSO/CU research collaborations, mentor students, and teach in the classroom at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in the Collaborative Graduate Education Program (CGEP), which aims to use telepresence technology to bring students and faculty from different campuses together for research and classroom learning. 

Outstanding candidates in all areas of Solar Physics, including instrumentation, observation, theory and modeling, are encouraged to apply.  Of particular interest are candidates with research interests in the dynamics and magnetism of the solar atmosphere and interior, and the broader scientific connections between these and Stellar Astrophysics or Space Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to engage broadly with the Boulder solar and space physics community, outlining their plans at the time of application. We anticipate that the position may appeal to a range of scientists: early career scientists eager to gain experience in research and teaching or later career scientists interested in sharing their experiences with students in the academic environment.

Appointment will range from the Assistant Professor level to the untenured Associate Professor level, depending on prior experience.  Applicants should hold a PhD and have research and teaching experience commensurate with the appointment level.

The construction of the DKIST and the relocation of the NSO headquarters to the Boulder campus provide a unique opportunity in solar physics.  The DKIST will achieve unprecedented high-resolution observations of solar photospheric, chromospheric and coronal magnetic fields, and the University of Colorado Boulder and surrounding research institutions will provide a rich teaching and research environment within which to embed NSO activities.  The University of Colorado has made significant investments in faculty lines and graduate and undergraduate student fellowships to support these efforts, and within this context, the candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative program of research and graduate and undergraduate education.
   
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and short descriptions of their research and teaching interests and plans, and request that three letters of reference be submitted on their behalf by the application consideration date.  The teaching statement should include both an assessment of which courses in the APS curriculum that the candidate would be prepared and interested in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and a summary of possible research projects that the candidate is prepared to mentor. These materials should be submitted electronically to: www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02222.
For more information please contact Mark Rast, Search Committee Chair, (303) 735-1038, mark.rast@lasp.colorado.edu. Review of the applications will begin 30 March 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at www.cu.edu/pbs/

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.


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Meeting Announcements

Space Weather workshop in Israel (May 2015)
Colin Price
23 Feb 2015

I am sending you this announcement to invite all to a Space Weather workshop that will be held in Israel in May of this year.  Please see the link below for more information.

www.tau.ac.il/institutes/advanced/cosmic/Conferences/IsraSWAPS-2015/SWAPS-2015.html

Best regards, Colin Price

— ============================================== Prof. Colin Price Department of Geosciences Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, 69978 Israel tel: 972-3-6406029   fax: 972-3-6409282 e-mail: cprice@flash.tau.ac.il

Home Page: www.tau.ac.il/~colin Publications: www.tau.ac.il/~colin/publication/publication.html Geophysics Department: geophysics.tau.ac.il/ FLASH Project: www.flashproject.org ILAN Project: www.ilanteam.com/ WWLLN project: www.wwlln.net

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International Conference of VarSITI SCOSTEP “Superflares and Activity of the Sun in the Cycle Formation Epoch”
Lev Pustilnik
23 Feb 2015

At present, solar researches and study of active late-type stars achieve a significant advance thanks new observational facilities and progress of the theory. The problems of an evolution of activity at the billion year-time-scales start to be discussed. Superflares were detected on stars younger than the Sun, and the frequency of superflares occurrence was evaluated.  The first hypotheses were proposed for evaluation of flare activity level and expected stellar wind fluxes at the epoch when the regular cycle on the Sun was only established. Now it is a time to discuss further directions of perspective investigations which are essential for evaluation of space factor affecting on geo- and bio-sphere in those epochs and space weather forecast. Topics under discussion: # Solar extreme flare events in the past and in the present days; # Superflares on late-type stars; # Evolution of the activity: from the stars with activity saturation to the Young Sun and the older stars; # Long-term variations of total irradiance of the Sun and late-type stars and cycles; # Stellar winds; # Possibilities of dynamo theory for providing of quasi-stationary activity and flares Site of the conference: www.tau.ac.il/institutes/advanced/cosmic/Conferences/2015-VarSITI_Superflares/VarSITI-2015_ISR.html


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Second Announcement. XXIX IAU General Assembly FM13: Brightness Variations of the Sun and Sun-like Stars
Alexander Shapiro
26 Feb 2015

The XXIX IAU General Assembly will be held August 3-14, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
We invite contributions to the Focus Meeting 13 “Brightness Variations of the Sun and Sun-like Stars” scheduled for August 5-6, 2015.

The Focus meeting will address the following key topics:

1. Measurements of solar irradiance variability.
2. Stellar variability on rotational time scales; Kepler and Corot measurements.
3. Stellar variability on activity cycle time scales; ground based observations.
4. Physical mechanisms and models of solar and stellar brightness variability.
5. The photometric signature of magnetic activity: darker or brighter?
6. Is the Sun a solar-type variable?
7. Constraining dynamo models using solar and stellar variability records.
8. Influence of solar and stellar variability on Earth and other planets.
9. Stellar variability as a limiting factor for detectability of extra-solar planets. 

Agenda:
Session 1: Observing solar and stellar variability
Session 2: The solar-stellar connection
Session 3: Modelling solar and stellar variability
Session 4: The impact of solar and stellar variability on their environment

Invited speakers confirmed to date include Suzanne Aigrain, Gibor Basri, Fabienne Bastien, Benjamin Beeck, Paul Charbonneau, Rim Fares, Mark Giampapa, Edward Guinan, Jeff Hall, Heidi Korhonen, Dibyendu Nandi, Steven Saar, Sami Solanki, Remi Thieblemont, Tom Woods. 

Scientific Organizing Committee: Gibor Basri (co-chair),  Arnab Rai Choudhuri, Jie Jiang, Philip Judge (co-chair), Greg Kopp, Natalie Krivova (co-chair), Stephen Marsden, Katalin Olah, Pascal Petit, Alexander Shapiro (co-chair), Yvonne Unruh

The deadline for abstract submission is March 18, 2015.

Please visit astronomy2015.org/abstracts for abstract submission and further information.
The official website of the Focus meeting is astronomy2015.org/focus_meeting_13. 
More information can be found at www2.mps.mpg.de/projects/sun-climate/iau_fm13.html.


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UK NAM 2015 Session - The Variable Sun: Cycles, Waves, Oscillations, and Instabilities
Deborah Baker
27 Feb 2015

The attention of the community is drawn to the following parallel session at the upcoming UK National Astronomy Meeting from 5-9 July 2015 in Llandudno, Wales. Please consider this session when submitting your abstracts.  Observers, modellers, and theoreticians are all welcome!’

(OscSun) The Variable Sun: Cycles, Waves, Oscillations, and Instabilities

From flares, to magnetohydrodynamic and acoustic waves, to the 22-year magnetic cycle and beyond, the Sun exhibits variations on a wide range of timescales. Modern observations from space and ground-based instruments
reveal these phenomena with unprecedented spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions. Such observations have driven forward rapid advancements in the theoretical and numerical modelling of key physical processes and their
seismological application. This session will bring together members of the solar community to discuss these oscillations and instabilities, and the way they interconnect and influence one another.

Best wishes,
OscSun Session organizers


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4th RadioSun Workshop & Summer School
David Pascoe
27 Feb 2015

MHD Waves in Space Plasma: Theory, Methods and Observations
4th RadioSun Workshop & Summer School
8-12 June 2015
Irkutsk, Russia

The 4th RadioSun Workshop and Summer School will be held in Irkutsk, Russia from 8th to 12th June 2015.

RadioSun is a collaborative research project funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme, linking internationally-recognised and well-respected research teams from Europe, Russia and China.

We will discuss the physical processes operating in the solar atmosphere, the mechanisms responsible for its evolution and dynamics, and its effect on the Earth. The summer school will provide younger researchers with extensive training in relevant research techniques.

Further information, registration, and submission for contributed talks can be found at
warwick.ac.uk/radiosun4

David Pascoe, Robert Sych and Valery Nakariakov
On behalf of the organisers


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Abstract and early registration deadline for IRIS-4 workshop
Bart De Pontieu
28 Feb 2015

The deadline for abstract submission and early registration for IRIS-4 workshop in Boulder, Co, USA from May 18-22, 2015 is March 6.

This workshop has two main goals: 1. facilitate use and analysis of IRIS-related data by the broader community through tutorials on IRIS-related topics such as the ins-and-outs of IRIS data analysis, optically thick radiative transfer, IRIS-related MHD simulations, and flare-related simulations (using Radyn); 2. present and discuss IRIS-related science results (oral and poster contributions welcomed). There will be invited talks on coupling between different regions in the atmosphere (Okamoto), chromospheric and transition region dynamics (Rouppe van der Voort), chromospheric heating (Carlsson), coronal science with IRIS (Testa), and flares (Fletcher).

Details on registration, abstract submission, hotel reservation and scientific program can be found on the meeting website at www2.hao.ucar.edu/iris-4-workshop


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Editor's Note

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Yuhong Fan
15 Jan 2014

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