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Research Topic “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Space-borne Solar Observations in the XXI Century”

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

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Next UK-SOSS on 17th September, 2020, 10:00 am (UK time)

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

Abstract:

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

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Call for expressions of interest in participating in Rubin Observatory commissioning

Dear colleagues,

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

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Call for Papers for “Short term cycles in solar/stellar magnetic activity” in Frontiers

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

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