Dear ISWI Participant:
With deep sadness the "ISWI Newsletter" informs you that Peru and the entire space weather science and education community has lost a great scientist and educator: Dr. Mutsumi Ishitsuka. He died on 9 June 2018. He was 88 years old.
The first four items below are dedicated to this wise, inspirational, dynamic, and courageous man of science.
 "Astronomy in Peru", by José Kaname Ishitsuka [son of M. Ishitsuka]; (read it)
 Obituary of M.Ishitsuka in Japanese (read it)
 Obituary of M.Ishitsuka in Spanish (read it)
 Astronomy Against Terrorism: an Educational Astronomical Observatory Project in Peru by Ishitsuka, M.; Montes, H.; Kuroda, T.; Morimoto, M.; Ishitsuka, J. (read it)
 IGRGEA LETTER (International Geophysical Research Group) No. 60, JUNE 2018 (read it)
 PhD studies at the University of Oulu, Finland. Call for applications. (read it)
 Workshop FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers; July 2-7, 2019 in San Juan, Argentina (read it)
 CALLISTO status report/newsletter #75 (read it)
 "Astronomy in Peru", by José Kaname Ishitsuka [son of M. Ishitsuka]
Please see pages 24 through 51 of the attached pdf for some history about the works of Dr. M. Ishitsuka.
Send by J. Ishitsuka
 Obituary of M.Ishitsuka in Spanish
Send by G. Maeda
 Astronomy Against Terrorism: an Educational Astronomical Observatory Project in Peru by Ishitsuka, M.; Montes, H.; Kuroda, T.; Morimoto, M.; Ishitsuka, J.
The Cosmos Coronagraphic Observatory was completely destroyed by terrorists in 1988. In 1995, in coordination with the Minister of Education of Peru, a project to construct a new Educational Astronomical Observatory has been executed. The main purpose of the observatory is to promote an interest in basic space sciences in young students from school to university levels, through basic astronomical studies and observations. The planned observatory will be able to lodge 25 visitors; furthermore an auditorium, a library and a computer room will be constructed to improve the interest of people in astronomy. Two 15-cm refractor telescopes, equipped with a CCD camera and a photometer, will be available for observations. Also a 6-m dome will house a 60-cm class reflector telescope, which will be donated soon, thanks to a fund collected and organized by the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory in Japan. In addition a new modern planetarium donated by the Government of Japan will be installed in Lima, the capital of Peru. These installations will be widely open to serve the requirements of people interested in science.
Editor's note: I have visited this observatory/planetarium facility in Lima. It is superb.
Send by G. Maeda
 IGRGEA LETTER
International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Africa
International Geophysical Research Group /Europe-Asia
Send by C. Amory
 PhD studies at the University of Oulu, Finland. Call for applications.Dear colleagues,
We have an open position for a PhD student in ionospheric
physics at the university of Oulu. Details and application
instructions can be found at
Please spread the word.
Send by Heikki Vanhamäk
 Workshop FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers
July 2-7, 2019 in San Juan, Argentina
Understanding and being able to forecast space weather is an increasingly important aspect of our modern technology-reliant society. This Workshop will promote the exchange of information in the area of space weather, from the point of view of the phenomena that drive it from its origin in the solar atmosphere, through its evolution in the interplanetary medium, to its arrival in geospace. Advanced understanding on space weather drivers is essential to improve predictability of the solar-terrestrial coupling.
Among the specific subjects that will be covered are:
-Solar sources, generation and development of dynamic events that determine space weather conditions.
-Coupling of solar atmospheric layers: data-driven models of the large scale corona and solar wind.
-Interplanetary counterparts of solar activity and its space weather consequences.
-Computational and observational tools for space weather forecasting.
-Space- and ground-based instrumentation with space weather applications.
The Workshop will include invited and contributed talks, posters, as well as joint discussions. The Workshop will be accompanied by a school with a mix of introductory tutorials, demos and hands-on labs. These activities are geared towards students and young researchers who seek to gain a broad overview of space weather domains, concepts and tools/resources.*This space weather Workshop and its associated school are being organized on the occasion of the total solar eclipse of 2019, whose totality path will cross five provinces of Argentina extending for more than 1200 km*.
Further information can be found at: http://www.iafe.uba.ar/u/freswed2019/
If you are interested in attending and would like to be on a pre-registration email list, please fill in the pre-registration form on our website above.
Send by Laura Balmaceda
 CALLISTO status report/newsletter #75
New Callisto station in Switzerland operational
Welcome Peter on the e-Callisto network, an ISWI instrument array
Send by C. Monstein