Preparing for the next generation of ground-based solar physics observations – First announcement

April 10, 2019, from David Long

23 to 25 July 2019
UCL, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, RH5 6NT, UK

With the advent of new facilities such as the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) and the proposed European Solar Telescope (EST), ground-based solar observations are on the cusp of experiencing a renaissance. These new facilities will probe the Sun at spectral, spatial and temporal resolutions beyond that previously possible as a result of new technical advances. There will also be a much-enhanced capacity for spectropolarimetric studies, which will need developments in our modelling capability and will open up opportunities for new instrumentation. The aim of this 3-day workshop is to bring together experts in observations, modelling and theory to help prepare for first light from DKIST, which is expected later this year.

In addition to two days of scientific discussion, we will also have a third day dedicated to discussing next generation instrumentation, in preparation for EST and the 2nd generation instrumentation for DKIST. In particular, the aim of the third day is to identify and discuss novel materials, designs and approaches to observing the Sun that could be used for both ground-based and potentially also space-based observing. Therefore the workshop will be of interest to those working in the area of fundamental research, modelling and instrument developments.

Please note that there is no registration fee and the registration and abstract submission deadline is Friday May 31st 2019.

Due to venue limitations the number of participant is capped and early registration is encouraged.

For registration and abstract submission please visit:

Local organising committee:
Lucie Green, David Long, Deb Baker, Gherardo Valori, Sarah Matthews