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  • UK-SOSS 19th May – POSTPONED

    Dear All,

     

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the UK-SOSS talk originally scheduled for this week has had to be postponed.

     

    We look forward to welcoming Prof. Robert Walsh to UK-SOSS on the new date of 30th June 2022. This will be re-advertised closer to the time.

     

    All the best,

     

    Chris Nelson, on behalf of Marianna Korsos and Jiajia Liu

     

     
  • Call for applications – RAS Patricia Tomkins Undergraduate Prize 2022 (deadline 31st May)
    RAS Patricia Tomkins Undergraduate Prize 2022 is open for nominations. The prize is awarded for “excellent laboratory work on instrumentation undertaken as part of a course related to astronomy or geophysics.” https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/call-applications-patricia-tomkins-undergraduate-prize-2022 Deadline for applications is the 31st May 2022.
  • Reminder: RAS Awards and Prizes 2022 (deadline 31st July)
    Dear Colleagues, We strongly encourage the community to submit nominations for RAS Medals and Prizes. Please see the RAS message below for more details. The deadline is 31st July for most prizes. https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards Kind regards, UKSP Council —– [original message from RAS] The Society presents several awards, medals, and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences. Nominations are invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2023. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2022. A separate call will go out later for the Education and Outreach Awards. These have a deadline of Friday, 30 September 2022. Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the RAS. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. This does not apply to the Education and Outreach Medals. Please visit ‘Awards, Medals, and Prizes’ for more information and links to all RAS awards. https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards If you have any questions please email me via ncole@ras.ac.uk. Best wishes Nush Cole ncole@ras.ac.uk Awards & Grants Officer —–
  • Invitation to STFC’s Astronomy Consolidated Grant Community Consultation – Registration Open
    Good Afternoon, STFC invites you to join it for a consultation to canvass the Astronomy community’s views on proposed changes to/a replacement of the current Consolidated Grant (CG) scheme. The meeting will take place on Monday 13th June 2022 from 1pm to 4.30pm (to include a short refreshment break). This follows on from STFC’s review of CGs which reported to its Science Board a while ago and reflects the desire to implement a more flexible and appropriate way to deliver funding for astronomy research grants, within the UKRI environment. The current plan only affects Astronomy grants. The hope is to have a new scheme in place for the 2023 grants round. Professor Jim Wild, who chaired STFC’s CG Review Implementation Panel, will be presenting and leading the discussion. He will be joined by panellists Professor Lyndsay Fletcher (current AGP Chair) and Professor Mark Sullivan (current AGP deputy), along with representatives from STFC. There will be a presentation of the options under consideration and time for a Q&A session. This is a hybrid meeting. The in-person element will be hosted by UCL (25 Gordon Street, E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, London, WC1H 0AY ). As there will be limited places for in-person attendance please do not sign up more than one attendee from your research organisation or department (we will inform people if there are additional spaces available).There will be no limit on the number of online attendees. If you are attending online a zoom link will be sent to you post-registration. Sign up to attend In order to attend please sign up in advance of the meeting by following the link below: STFC Astronomy Consolidated Grant Community Consultation Registration, Mon 13 Jun 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stfc-astronomy-consolidated-grant-community-consultation-registration-335224574727 Please register for the correct option, if you have signed up to attend via zoom and turn up in person we will not be able to accommodate you. Please note all in-person registrations must be completed by Tuesday 24th May. Online registrations will stay open until Thursday 9th June. Please do share this invitation with your colleagues (this message will also be circulated via the mailing lists) If you have any queries regarding the event please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below. Kind regards Chloe Chloe Woodcock Senior Programme Manager Astronomy Awards Astronomy Science and Technology Facilities Council Email: chloe.woodcock@stfc.ukri.org
  • First call for nominations – RAS Awards and Prizes 2022
    Dear Colleagues, We strongly encourage the community to submit nominations for RAS Medals and Prizes. Please see the RAS message below for more details. The deadline is 31st July for most prizes. https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards Kind regards, UKSP Council —– [original message from RAS] The Society presents several awards, medals, and prizes as part of its remit to support and encourage scientists working in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Some are aimed at young scientists, while others recognise many years of dedicated service to our sciences. Nominations are invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2023. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2022. A separate call will go out later for the Education and Outreach Awards. These have a deadline of Friday, 30 September 2022. Anyone may submit a nomination for an award, it is not necessary to be a Fellow of the RAS. All nominations are made in strict confidence; nominees should not be informed of submissions in order to avoid unnecessary disappointment. This does not apply to the Education and Outreach Medals. Please visit ‘Awards, Medals, and Prizes’ for more information and links to all RAS awards. https://ras.ac.uk/awards-and-grants/awards If you have any questions please email me via ncole@ras.ac.uk. Best wishes Nush Cole ncole@ras.ac.uk Awards & Grants Officer —–

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  • Solar Wind 16 meeting in 2023
    After a two-year delay occasioned by the COVID-19 situation, we’re pleased to announce a ‘save-the-date’ for the Solar Wind 16 (SW16) meeting. SW16 will convene the week of June 12, 2023 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar was the venue for the Solar Wind 2 and 3 meetings, in 1971 and 1974 respectively. Now, 50 years later, with measurements from Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, DKIST, and other assets we hope to reprise the excitement and enthusiasm of those early meetings. More details, a meeting website, and registration/abstracts milestones will follow soon. Please mark your calendars. Stuart D. Bale (bale@berkeley.edu) for the SW16 SOC and LOC.
  • Solar Physics High Energy Research (SPHERE) Workshop — 11–15 July 2022 — Boulder, CO, USA + Windisch, CH + online
    The Solar Physics High Energy Research (SPHERE) Workshop — formerly known as the RHESSI workshop, and now motivated by SolO/STIX, MinXSS, EOVSA, and many other current and upcoming missions — will be held 11–15 July 2022. The workshop will be a hybrid format with online access and two in-person locations: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado, USA and Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Windisch, Switzerland. The workshop agenda will include plenary topical sessions, held jointly between all locations, featuring invited talks and facilitated, open discussions on targeted science questions. This interactive format is intended to foster both broader and deeper collaboration and understanding amongst our community, to propel progress and enhance success by breaking down silos both within the high-energy solar physics and among solar and space physics in general. Additional independent morning (EU) and afternoon (US) sessions will feature tutorials, posters, early-career talks, and open collaboration. Registration is required, and U.S. hotel accommodations (for the contract hotel) will be handled through the registration form. Abstracts for posters and early-career presentations, and suggestions for open topical discussions, will be solicited soon. The workshop website at https://sphere.boulder.swri.edu is operational with preliminary information, including travel information, and will be updated soon with registration information and deadlines. We hope to see you soon in Boulder, Windisch, or online! – Amir Caspi & Säm Krucker, on behalf of the organizing committee  
  • UKMHD2022 (June 9-10, 2022) – Registration now open
    The registration is now open for UKMHD2022. Please use the following link to register/contribute. http://rekha-jain.staff.shef.ac.uk/ukmhd2022.html
  • Advances in Solar MHD Numerical Simulations in the Era of High-Resolution Observations (7-10 August 2022)
    Advances in Solar MHD Numerical Simulations in the Era of High-Resolution Observations Eastbourne, on the South Coast of the UK, Sunday 7th August – Wednesday 10th August 2022 Website: https://www.solarmhd2022.com/ NOTE: Workshops are planned for the Bifrost and Pencil codes, and confirmed invited speakers include: Ben Snow (Exeter): 2-fluid PIP Chris Osborne (Glasgow): Lightweaver Nitin Yadav (KU Leuven): MURaM/AMRVAC Rony Keppens (KU Leuven): AMRVAC The meeting will cover a number of topics related to the analysis of data obtained in solar MHD simulations and their interpretation in connection to high spatial and temporal resolution observations. In particular, sessions are planned regarding: – Simulating of excitation and propagation of MHD waves in solar plasma, – Simulating plasma instabilities, – Effective numerical tools towards more realistic physics in modelling, – Numerical simulations and spectral line synthesis, – Identification and analysis of plasma flow’s features. Best Regards, Suzana Silva, Malcolm Druett, and Rahul Sharma
  • Call for abstracts to PRE 9, Dublin, 26-28 September 2022
    Call for abstracts to PRE 9, Dublin, 26-28 September 2022 The 9th International Workshop on Planetary, Solar and Heliospheric Radio Emissions (PRE 9) deals with the most recent developments in the study of non-thermal radio emissions from the Sun, the radio planets, the heliosphere, and from extrasolar sources like exoplanets or brown dwarfs. Special emphasis is put on current and future spacecraft missions (Juno, Solar Orbiter, JUICE), but also new developments in ground-based radio telescopic observations (e.g. with LOFAR) will be matters of discussion. PRE 9 is the continuation of a series of workshops that took place in and near Graz/Austria in 1984, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2010, and 2016. However, PRE 9 has now moved to Dublin/Ireland! For more information please visit our website at https://pre2022.dias.ie/. Registration and abstract submission are already open. The abstract deadline is on 3 June 2022, and the workshop will take place 26-28 September. It will be primarily an in-person meeting with some hybrid options. We look forward to welcoming as many people to Dublin as possible. The organizing committee is looking forward to your abstract submission. SOC: Caitriona Jackman, Georg Fischer, Laurent Lamy, Hamish Reid, and Pietro Zucca LOC: Eoin Carley, Eileen Flood, Alexandra Fogg, Peter Gallagher, Caitriona Jackman, Corentin Louis, Sophie Murray, Elizabeth O’Dwyer, James Waters

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