Details of the second SKA Science Data Challenge have been announced which will see participants analyse a simulated datacube 1 TB in size, in order to find and characterise the neutral hydrogen content of galaxies across a sky area of 20 square degrees.… continue to the full article
A new Research Topic “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Space-borne Solar Observations in the XXI Century” was recently announced by Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science.
Recent advances in the field of instrumentation, such as availability of high spatial-resolution detectors, advances in the optical systems and high-performance mirrors, increased on-board computational capabilities, as well as rapid growth and affordability of cube-sats, etc., provide further possibilities to build spectroscopic devices with better characteristics and of new types.… continue to the full article
A new review article has been published in the open-access journal Living Reviews in Solar Physics on 26 August 2020:
David I. Pontin and Gunnar Hornig The Parker problem: existence of smooth force-free fields and coronal heating. Living Rev Sol Phys 17, 5 (2020).… continue to the full article
The next seminar will be held on: 17th September, 2020, 10:00 am (UK time)
Speaker: Prof. William Chaplin (University of Birmingham)
Title: Probing the Solar Cycle with BiSON: The Solar-Stellar Connection
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95338171418
Meeting ID: 953 3817 1418
In this talk I will review how we are utilizing helioseismic observations made by the Birmingham Solar-Oscillations Network (BiSON) to provide unique inferences on the solar activity cycle, using its unprecedented long timebase dataset that is now extending into a fifth cycle.… continue to the full article
The Solar Orbiter teams are making public the Low Latency data from the four in-situ instruments (EPD, MAG, RPW, SWA), available via the ESA Solar Orbiter Archive.
Low Latency data are a limited subset of each instrument’s data, downlinked in full during every communications pass.… continue to the full article
Members of the UK scientific community are invited to submit expressions of interest in participating in the commissioning of the Rubin Observatory. This opportunity is broad in scope, with Rubin Project colleagues keen to access technical expertise spanning hands-on commissioning of telescopes and instruments, analysis of on-sky data and cross-correlation with engineering data, and application of novel techniques including machine learning to such data.… continue to the full article
The Solar Orbiter In-situ Working Groups are now ready for you to sign up!
The goals of these community-driven Working Groups are to form collaborations, to avoid overlap in research activities, to make the community aware of ongoing work with Solar Orbiter data, and to guarantee the delivery on the Solar Orbiter Science Activity Plan (SAP).… continue to the full article
Submission Deadline (abstract): 20 September 2020
Submission Deadline (manuscript): 18 January 2021
Research Topic Organizers:
Teimuraz Zaqarashvili, University of Graz, Austria Jose Luis Ballester, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain Antonino Francesco Lanza, National Institute of Astrophysics, Italy
The scope of the Research Topic (Short term cycles in solar/stellar magnetic activity) is to collect research papers about short term cycles in solar and stellar activity, their relation with ordinary (Schwabe) cycles, theoretical background for their occurrence and solar-stellar dynamos.… continue to the full article
This September, we at the Royal Astronomical Society are hosting our very first online poster exhibition!
With many conferences cancelled this year, we are providing this opportunity for early career researchers (ECRs) and professionals to showcase their work on the RAS website.… continue to the full article