Many of you knew Michael Thompson, and may be interested to know that the book “Dynamics of the Sun and Stars”, commemorating Michael’s life and work, and legacy in solar and stellar physics, has just been published in electronic and print format.… continue to the full article
[on behalf of Sarah Matthews]
As many people will know, A&A introduced page charges for UK authors during 2020. This was a commercially driven decision and there were subsequent negotiations between JISC (who represent all UK universities who subscribed to A&A) and the publisher, and it is very likely that all of your libraries were also part of these discussions.… continue to the full article
I have the pleasure of announcing the next instalment of the UK-SOSS which will take place at 10am (GMT) on 21st January 2021. Our speaker will be Prof. Valery Nakariakov from the University of Warwick. I look forward to welcoming you all to the talk at that time.… continue to the full article
Each year the RAS recognises the best PhD theses in astronomy and geophysics completed in the UK.
Three prizes are available: the Michael Penston prize for astronomy, the Keith Runcorn prize for geophysics, and the Patricia Tomkins prize for instrumentation science in either astronomy or geophysics.… continue to the full article
This is a note to advise that the closing date for the 2021 Astronomy Grants Round is 4th March 2021. Submissions are accepted from now.
The Astronomy Guidelines for Applicants have been revised and can be found via the links below (the PDF with the full guidance is available under the ‘who can apply’ section on both pages).… continue to the full article
Since 2017, the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) awards two prizes yearly: the ESPD PhD Thesis Prize, and the ESPD Early Career Researcher (Postdoc) Prize. The deadline for nomination is February 7th, 2021.
The 2021 ESPD PhD Thesis Prize will be awarded to a young researcher whose PhD thesis/viva was defended in 2020.… continue to the full article
The ESPD is proud to announce the winning entry of its “Media of the Month” contest for December 2020: the image ISS transit in front of the sun taken by USET telescope, by Sabrina Bechet (Royal Observatory of Belgium). The contest is running every month, so please submit your best images or videos by the end of the year to be considered for January 2021!… continue to the full article
We solicit manuscripts on this general subject for inclusion in a Topical Collection of Solar Physics. The deadline for submission of statements of interest (SOI) with a tentative title, abstract, author list, and three suggestions for referees (preferably with e-mail) is 30 January 2021.… continue to the full article
Please find attached the Chairs Community Report for the 2020 Astronomy Grant Round.
A copy will also be added to the Astronomy Grant Panel Web page which can be found at:
https://stfc.ukri.org/research/astronomy-and-space-science/astronomy-space-science-programme/astronomy-research-grants/ (select ‘Outcomes of Previous Round’ tab)
Please be advised the closing date for the 2021 round is Thursday 4th March; the guidance is in the process of being updated and we hope to have published by the end of next week (w/c 30th November).… continue to the full article
The PhD Research Award of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS), which has been created in 2005, will again be awarded in 2021.
As an active researcher in plasma physics, you might be aware of PhD work of exceptional quality in plasma physics in an EPS member state.… continue to the full article