Solar Physics Division (SPD)

The purpose of the Solar Physics Division (SPD) is the advancement of the study of the Sun and the coordination of such research with other branches of science. The SPD holds annual scientific meetings, awards several different prizes, and supports students in various ways.

NEW: Reports from the 2017 Metcalf travel award recipients have been uploaded.

NEW: Nominations for the 2018 SPD Popular Writing Award (for popular articles published in 2017) are due by April 6, 2018.

NEW: Family Care Grants for 2018 TESS Meeting

SPD 49 will be at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS), a joint meeting of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society.

The SPD held its 48th meeting in Portland, Oregon, August 21–26, 2017. The SPD annual report is available here.  

 

Sarbani Basu, 2018 Hale Prize winner

2018 HALE PRIZE: SARBANI BASU

 

The 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of solar astronomy is awarded to Sarbani Basu for her many seminal contributions to our understanding of the internal structure and dynamics of the Sun and stars.

Nicholeen Viall, 2018 Karen Harvey Prize winner

2018 HARVEY PRIZE: NICHOLEEN VIALL

 

"The 2018 Karen Harvey Prize for a significant contribution to the study of the Sun early in a person’s professional career is awarded to Nicholeen Viall for her fundamental contributions to understanding coronal heating and the slow solar wind, and for her valuable service to the science community and the general public."

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TESS (SPD 49) News

 

NEW: Family Care Grants for 2018 TESS Meeting

The Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS) is a joint meeting of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society. TESS welcomes participation by the entire Heliophysics community, including all four traditional sub-disciplines devoted to studies of the Sun, Heliosphere, Magnetosphere, and Ionosphere-Thermosphere-Mesosphere. TESS not only promotes greater interaction and unity within Heliophysics, but also connections to astrophysics and planetary physics. The scientific program will include four interdisciplinary plenary sessions of interest across Heliophysics: Space Weather, Heliophysics Applied to Stellar-Planet Systems, Ion-Neutral Coupling Throughout the Heliophysical System, and Magnetic Reconnection in Space Plasmas.

Location: Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA.
Dates: 20 - 24 May 2018
Abstract Submissions Deadline: Feb 20 2018
TESS Early Registration Deadline: Apr 25 2018
Housing Deadline: Apr 25 2018

Hotel reservation is now available

Single and double occupancy: $269 per night
Each additional person: $25 per person per night
A limited number of government per diem rates rooms are available for government employees.
Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from Dulles International Airport is included in the room rate.
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 


2018 Metcalf Travel Award Program

The deadline for proposals for Metcalf Travel Award applications is March 04, 2018. See details at the program page for details.


New submission method for SolarNews

Submissions for SolarNews should now be submitted via a new form on the AAS Website.
Details can be found on our links page.

The latest edition of SolarNews is available here.