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New UKSP Instagram – Follow us @uksolphysinsta

The UKSP Instagram page has been launched.

Our Instagram will be used to share the latest nuggets and news items as well as highlight key research in the field, especially from early career researchers in the UK.

Please follow us on Instagram @uksolphysinsta to see our latest news items and more.

Later we will release details on how to get your research featured on our page.… continue to the full article

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Special issue “Recent progress in the physics of the Sun and heliosphere”

The present Special Issue published in Advances of Space Research contains a collection of peer-reviewed contributions that builds on the recent observational and theoretical advances, surveying the existing knowledge in reconnecting magnetic fields, flares and plasma heating, the generation, evolutions and dynamics of small-scale solar jets, dynamics in various layers of the solar atmosphere, recent advances in coronal spectroscopy and the evolution of the solar wind inspired by European Solar Physics Meeting ESPM-16 conducted online in September 2021 . Of course, the topics presented here do not cover, by far, the aspects that nowadays constitute the multi-faceted solar physics discipline. Nevertheless, we hope that the present contributions will give readers an overview about where some of our knowledge of solar physics currently stands and what are we aiming for.

This Special Issue has tremendously benefited from the help and guidance by Dr. Peggy Ann Shea, ASR Co-Editor for Special Issues. The Guest Editors are grateful to all the authors for their valuable time and efforts, without which the publication of this issue would have been impossible. We also thank all the referees for their hard work and invaluable advice, that profoundly improved the papers contained in this issue.… continue to the full article

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SKA telescope construction begins …

The special issue of the SKAO’s magazine celebrates a historic moment: the start of construction at the SKA telescope sites in Australia and South Africa in December 2022.

Read about the intense logistical planning behind the ceremonies, the pivotal role of local communities, and much more, including news from the SKA pathfinder telescopes, events, and more..

You can read about the SKA for solar physics here: to the full article

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European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) 2023 Prizes – ***Deadline extension: March 1st, 2023***

The European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) awards every year several prizes in recognition of the scientific excellence of European solar physicists and their service to the community.

– The 2023 ESPD Patricia Edwin PhD Thesis Prize will be awarded to a young researcher whose PhD thesis/viva was defended in 2022.
– The 2023 ESPD Giancarlo Noci Early Career Prize will be awarded to a young researcher whose PhD was awarded after 01/012019 (with possible extension).
– Moreover, starting with this year, a new prize (ESPD Kees Zwaan Inspirational Community Prize) will be awarded, with the aim of recognising researchers/technicians/organisations/groups whose contribution goes beyond scientific research in the field of Solar Physics.

These prizes are nomination-based. The deadline for nomination is extended to March 1st, 2023.

Further information about eligibility, documents to be included in the nomination package, and submission process for each prize can be found on the ESPD prizes webpage:

The ESPD Prize Committee

ESPD aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who enjoy solar physics. In order to promote the gender equality in science, ESPD strongly encourages the nomination of young female solar physicists.… continue to the full article

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Publication Solar System and Astronomy Roadmaps 2022

The Astronomy and Solar System Advisory Panels have now finalised their updated Roadmaps which can be found at:


The Advisory Panels would like to thank the community for their engagement and input to the Roadmaps.

On behalf of the Advisory Panels
Stephen (AAP) and Ineke (SSAP)… continue to the full article

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Proposing NAM2023 Solar Sessions (‘Solar NAM Sessions’ Spreadsheet)

Dear Colleagues,

The call for session proposals is now open and we encourage you to apply for specialist and cross-disciplinary scientific presentations and discussion sessions.

This year, session organisers are also providing the opportunity for the community to apply for longer two-day “key sessions”, which allow for more in-depth coverage of exciting areas. At NAM2023 these sessions will have the theme of “Origins”.

Proposals should be submitted via the NAM2023 website:

The deadline for session proposals is Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 17:30 UTC.

In order to help our community propose and organise NAM sessions, we have created a ‘Solar NAM Sessions’ spreadsheet:

If you plan to submit a relevant session, then please send it to and we will add all the information to the spreadsheet:

Firstly, this helps the council to keep track of the different solar sessions and themes.

Secondly, if you have an idea for a session but it is not proposed or fully formed, please add it to the spreadsheet, since this can bring organisers together with similar ideas and remove nearly identical sessions being proposed.

The council will not interfere with your proposed sessions (unless you want our help!) but we hope the spreadsheet can be a useful aid for this task.

Kind regards,

UKSP Council… continue to the full article

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STFC Astronomy Small Awards Guidelines to Applicants 2023

Dear Colleagues

Please find here the STFC Astronomy Small Awards 2023 guidelines to applicants.
Please be advised we are still in the process of publishing the documents on the web. You will soon be able to access the updated guidelines here: Astronomy Grants Panel guidance for applicants – UKRI

The UKRI funding finder pages is available here Opportunities – UKRI

Kind regards
The Astronomy Awards Team… continue to the full article

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