Announcing the Rescheduled SDO 2021 Science Workshop: A Cycle of Discovery

August 14, 2020, from W. Dean Pesnell

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) invites you to the SDO 2021 Science Workshop: A Cycle of Discovery, to be held June 28-July 2, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC, Canada. All members of the science community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A wide range of science results have been produced by SDO during the almost complete sunspot cycle since its launch. As Solar Cycle 25 begins its rise to maximum, we will get together to discuss what we learned about the Sun and anticipate what the new cycle will look like.

The invited speakers who will introduce themed sessions spanning SDO‘s wide range of research topics are:
Junwei Zhao: Subsurface Flows, the Dynamo, and the Solar Cycle
Stan Solomon: Phun with Photons: Response of atmospheres to EUV variability
Paulo Simoes: Short-term Solar Variability
Aimee Norton: Magnetic Flux in the SDO Era: From Emergence to Eruption
KD Leka: SDO for Space Weather: Science and Applications
Dan Seaton: The SDO Corona and Beyond
Patrick Antolin: Energy and Mass Transfer Between the Corona and the Chromosphere
Xudong Sun: Vector Magnetic Field: Progress and Prospects

There will also be one day of parallel mini-workshops and an EUV calibration workshop.

Registration, abstract submission, and other information about SDO 2021 will be made available at

The Hyatt Regency can be explored at

We are assessing the need for childcare during this workshop. Please send your care requirements to William.D.Pesnell (at) If you need for a visa to travel to Canada for this workshop you should apply by the end of January 2021.

Dean Pesnell
Chair, SDO 2021 Science Organizing Committee