Dear ISWI Participant:
I am just back from IAC in Bremen, Germany. It was great -- with over 4000 participants and a lot of good events.
Next year IAC will be in Washington, DC. Hope to see you there.
 CALLISTO status report/newsletter #76 (read it)
 FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers July 2-7 2019, San Juan, Argentina (read it)
 4th Edition of the ISWI-MAGHREB-WEST AFRICA (IMAO 2019) School of Space Weather Thiés / Senegal, 15 - 25 October 2019 (read it)
 Frédéric Ouattara, is the winner of the Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science for the year 2018 (read it)
 Book review (read it)
 CALLISTO status report/newsletter #76
In this edition, Christian Monstein writes the following:
I am retiring today after 21 year at the institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich. However, after a few weeks of vacation in India and Nepal, I will continue working at the new Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysivs, ETH Zurich on a 20% contract. All activities related to Callisto I will follow up as a private person in my own high frequency laboratory.
As editor of the ISWI Newsletter, I would like to say that I do not know anyone who has contributed more to the ISWI array of field observatories than Mr. Monstein. Bar none, during the past ten years, no one has added more field stations to its ISWI array than the Callisto Network. Therefore, good work, Christian !
Send by C. Monstein
 FReSWeD 2019: Towards Future Research on Space Weather Drivers
July 2-7 2019, San Juan, Argentina
The goal of this meeting is to 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.
The Meeting will be accompanied by a http://www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/school.html
School geared towards students and young researchers who seek to gain a broad overview of space weather domains, concepts, tools and resources.
These events 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.
Because of the large affluence of tourists during 30 June – 2 July (around 8000 people are expected), we urge those interested in attending to make their travel and lodging arrangements as soon as possible. Please check the “Travel and Lodging” section in our website (http://www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/travel.html) where we have recently updated relevant information in this respect.
Students and young researchers planning to attend the school, please notice the information at: http://www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/school.html
Important dates on registration and abstract submission have also been updated, please see www.iafe.uba.ar/freswed2019/dates.html.
Send by Hebe Cremades, Cristina Mandrini, and Carlos Francile
On behalf of FReSWeD SOC and LOC
 4th Edition of the ISWI-MAGHREB-WEST AFRICA (IMAO 2019) School of Space Weather Thiés / Senegal, 15 - 25 October 2019
The IMAO 2019 Space Weather School aims to strengthen the capacities of young scientists, Master and PhD students from Maghreb and West Africa in all the scientific disciplines concerned with "Space Weather".
Send by C. Amory
 The winner of the Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science for the year 2018
Frédéric Ouattara, the ISWI coordinator for the Burkina Faso, is the winner of the Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science for the year 2018
He will receive the prize during AGU Fall meeting which will be held at Washington DC from December the 8th to December the 14th. The honorees ceremony is on December, 12.
Send by C. Amory
 Book review of
"Making Waves -- The Story of Ruby Payne-Scott: Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer"
Making Waves has two main themes, early post-WWII radio astronomy, particularly in Australia, and women's rights (or lack of them) in Australia during the same period, particularly Payne-Scott's. The book is well-cited and draws heavily on official correspondence, interviews and first-hand information provided by Payne-Scott’s coworkers, friends and family. There is almost as much information in the footnotes as in the main text, so the reader needs to jump back and forth. Nevertheless, Making Waves is easy to read and quite interesting even for readers interested in only one or the other themes. This is not a heavily illustrated book but it does include line drawings and photographs that add to the text.
Send by Whit Reeve