ISWI Newsletter - Vol.8 No.19
01 December 2016

Dear ISWI Participant:

The next issue will be the last for this year. If you want to send in a Year-in-Summary report for your institute, please send to me before 10 December.

For today's issue, I thank all of the contributors for creating splendid material. By the way, in the future we can expect more material from the Manila Observatory; details to be provided in a future issue.

Happy Holidays !
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

[1] Message from the Executive Director of ISWI, Dr Nat Gopalswamy (read it)

[2] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #65 (read it)

[3] Manila Observatory celebrates its 150th Anniversary with an international conference (read it)

[4] IGRGEA LETTER Number 57 (read it)

[5] Report from Institute of Space Research and Aerospace (ISRA) for "Space weather in Sudan" prepared by: Mohammed Yahya Alkenani November 2016 (read it)

[1] Message from the Executive Director of ISWI

Dear Space Weather Colleague,

The ISWI/SCOSTEP School on Space Sciences was held in Sangli, India during November 7÷17, 2016. The School was attended by about 80 students from Asia and Africa. Experts the USA, Japan, Norway, and India lectured at the school. Details including pictures will be published in the next issue of ISWI Newsletter.

Following the excellent workshop in Fukuoka, Japan, the next workshop will be held in the US under the name, UN/US Workshop on the International Space Weather Initiative: The Decade after the International Heliophysical Year 2007 during July 31- August 4, 2016 in Boston College, Boston. The workshop will feature UNISPACE+50 activities in addition to highlighting the achievements in space weather studies over the past ten years. More details will follow soon. Save the Date!

The ISWI Steering Committee meeting will be held in United Nations, Vienna during January 31÷February 3, 2017. If any of the ISWI National Coordinators is interested in attending the meeting, please let me know, so we can arrange a badge. You may want to inform your permanent mission to the UN about your space weather activities, so they can inform the Science and Technology Sub Committee of UNCOPUOS.

An ISWI mini workshop on coronal mass ejections and solar radio bursts will be held in Mekelle, Ethiopia during February 20÷24, 2017. If you are hosting a CALLISTO instrument and interested in using it for research, then you should attend the workshop. Partial financial support is available. If interested, please contact Christian Monstein (monstein[at]astro.phys.ethz.ch) as soon as possible

With Warm Regards,
Nat Gopalswamy
Executive Director, ISWI


(Sent in by Nat Gopalswamy)

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[2] CALLISTO status report/newsletter #65

Contents:

(1) New Callisto installed at Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India

(2) New Callisto installed at Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

(3) Callisto in Pune reloaded

(4) Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (CESRA), News

(5) Preparation of a workshop in Ethiopia Feb. 2017

Please see this pdf: link to document

(Sent in by Christian Monstein)

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[3] Manila Observatory celebrates its 150th Anniversary with an international conference

Abstract

Manila Observatory celebrated its 150th anniversary last 25 September 2015 with an international conference entitled, Scienti?c Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of Change.

This paper provides the following:
(1) Message of the Executive Director,
(2) Message of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
(3) news article about the conference,
(4) list of conference speakers, (5) pro?les of speakers, and
(6) abstracts of talks.

Please see this pdf: link to document

(Sent in by Quirino M. Sugon)

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[4] IGRGEA LETTER Number 57, November 2016

International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Africa IGRGEA

International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Asia IGRGEA

Please see this pdf link to document

(Sent in by Christine Amory-Mazaudier)

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[5] Report for "Space weather in Sudan" prepared by: Mohammed Yahya Alkenani November 2016

Introduction

This report covers local activities of the department of Astronomy and Space physics in ISRA which occurred in months ago. In this month we only plan to read the theoretical space weather so as understand much about this field by directing from Dr. Magdi and after that we will begin the practical report of space weather by the sensei Dr. Magdi Alfadil in Institute of Space Research and Aerospace to undertake capacity building for the space weather and technology applications for the Researchers of ISRA staff through training, research and development activities for sustainable development in space science. Astronomy and space physics department also serves as an activity center For ISRA. Particularly, it is tasked with the responsibility to promote space weather and astronomy at elementary and secondary school levels and to create awareness among the Sudan public for the benefits from forecasting space weather.

Please see this pdf link to document

(Sent in by Mohammed Yahya Alkenani )

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Attachments:

(1) Message from the Executive Director of ISWI, 87 KB pdf, one page (click link to document)

(2) CALLISTO status report/newsletter #65, 791 KB pdf, 8 pages (click link to document)

(3) Manila Observatory celebrates its 150th Anniversary, 341 KB pdf, 8 pages (click link to document)

(4) IGRGEA LETTER Number 57, November 2016, 826 KB pdf, 4 pages (click link to document)

(5) ISWI-Report from Sudan, November 2016, 619 KB pdf, 3 pages (click link to document)